4To him who alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy endureth for ever.
5To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endureth for ever.
6To him that stretched out the earth above the waters: for his mercy endureth for ever.
7To him that made great lights: for his mercy endureth for ever:
8The sun to rule by day: for his mercy endureth for ever:
9The moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy endureth for ever.
(Psalm 136:4-9, King James Version)
Though mankind may have a great reluctance to proclaim the mighty works of God, creation proclaims the glory of God, loudly and clearly! The Psalmist reminds us that when we seek the face of God, we should not forget who He is and what He has done. We are not speaking to a god of wood and stone, but, rather, we are speaking of our mighty Creator God!
It is He who made the heavens, stretched out the earth above the waters, and made great lights: the sun to rule by day and the moon and stars to rule by night. When we approach Him, let us not forget the wondrous works He has done for the children of men! Why has God done all of this for a people who seem to run as quickly as they can away from Him? He has done all of this because His mercy endures forever!
We are creatures of time, and as such, are absorbed by the time in which we live. Yet, it would be good for us to stretch ourselves out of this time frame and think, as God does, in terms of eternity. How important are the the things we do, the things we strive for, and the momentary struggles we face in light of eternity?
If we consciously thought of God in terms of His power, might, and majesty, would we approach Him so carelessly? If we viewed Him from the perspective of the God who rules over all, and not just the Provider of our needs, would we be more careful about how we prayed? If we, like the Psalmist, took a moment to ponder the proclamation of nature as it loudly rejoices over its Creator, would we lift our eyes above our immediate circumstances and see our purpose in God's broader perspective?
Let us, today, like the Psalmist look beyond our current time-frame. Let us not be bogged down by the prejudices of the 21st century culture in which we live, and think of our eternal God who guides and directs His children each day, and then brings them safely home to be with Him forever!
This, dear child of God, is the God we serve. He made the heavens, stretched out the earth above the waters, and made great lights to rule by night and by day, and He has saved us, guides us, protects us, and keeps us from the power of Satan. He who created this world is certainly capable of guiding and protecting us, and then bringing us to live with Him forever!
What an amazing God we serve. As creation proclaims His glory, so should we!
God Bless You,