Have you ever wondered where the Psalmists are when they write their Psalms? I picture this psalmist sitting upon his roof top in the cool evening twilight just as the sun has set and the stars begin to come out .. he begins to write this praise psalm to God, he takes in all he sees & hears; clouds, sun, stars, mountains, valleys, fields, animals, labourers going home .. the sea in the distance. A beautiful praise psalm to God for his amazing creativity, how it all works together, not random stand alone creatures but all created and intertwined for purpose & place. As he meditates and thinks on what he sees, he is overwhelmed with the glory and majesty of God.
The challenge I’ve taken from this psalm is how often do I take time out to just sit, look, listen to God’s creation around me and praise him for it? I live in a different time and place, my scenery is different but God’s creation is still there to be enjoyed, marveled at and seen for the wonder it is.
Thank you Lord that you have given us psalmists that have taken the time to so very beautifully describe your creation, that we can echo their words .. “you are so very great” … and for convicting me to take more time out to do the same as it does bless and restore my soul.
Written by Suzie Hodgson