“Bless the Lord, O my soul! O Lord my God, you are very great! You are clothed with splendor and majesty, covering yourself with light as with a garment, stretching out the heavens like a tent. He set the earth on its foundations, so that it should never be moved.
You covered it with the deep as with a garment; the waters stood above the mountains.
At your rebuke they fled; at the sound of your thunder they took to flight. The mountains rose, the valleys sank down to the place that you appointed for them. You set a boundary that they may not pass, so that they might not again cover the earth. From your lofty abode you water the mountains; the earth is satisfied with the fruit of your work. He made the moon to mark the seasons; the sun knows its time for setting. O Lord, how manifold are your works! In wisdom have you made them all. I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have being. May my meditation be pleasing to him, for I rejoice in the Lord.” Psalm 104:1-2,5-9,13,19,24,33-34
It is a deep privilege to be able to observe and experience some of the vastness of Mighty God’s world. To behold swaths of His creation, edges of the earth, the infinite wideness of the shores He has set and holds in place, the majesty of myriads of stars like powder on black, the Southern Cross, is to see His “very greatness.” To gaze at rhythms of ocean waves, surging by some unseen power again and again, crashing with immense yet soothing sound on tumbled rocks and sand, is to contemplate His sovereign order. This expands my soul and brings me to my knees in worship as it does the psalmist.
Father, Creator and Sustainer of all, keep me in this place of delight and awe as I go about my days. Beckon my eyes, my mind, to behold Your wonders wherever I am, to rejoice and sing praise and to bless You, Worthy One, continually.