The heavens are telling the glory of God … Psalm 19:1
I looked out over the grassy field and saw the sun still low in the east. The skies were bright, the air was crisp, and my heart was full.
Today during my time with God I was transported back over 30 years as I remembered some of my earliest days as a follower of Jesus. I had attended a Christian conference for college students in Monterey, California, during the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. The conference schedule included a “quiet time” each day, a time when we could personally connect with the Lord by praying, reading our Bibles, journaling, etc.
I bought a cup of Bigelow Apple Orchard tea from the hotel (it smelled so good, I can still remember it … but it was so expensive for a college student!) and found a spot to sit outside. I was looking out on a big open area of green, with trees in the distance, a bit of a chill in the air (it was winter, but it was also California so it wasn’t too cold), and the beauty of the sun shining early in the morning.
I didn’t really know what to do with myself during that time. I tried to pray … I tried to read … but mostly I just looked. I found the scenery to be breathtaking. I didn’t have a lot of words, but communication was happening. My heart was at such peace as I sat and admired His handiwork. I felt close to God in those early moments of the morning.
Psalm 19 says that the heavens declare the glory of God. If the heavens are so vast and beautiful that they fill us with awe, what must the One who made them be like?