“‘You are worthy, our Lord and God,to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being’.”
When I walked out of the house this April morning, it was very early. It was an incredibly beautiful scene.
The sky was filled with stars and a crescent moon. A high-flying plane carried its lights quickly across my view. The air had the feeling and smell of spring. I could hear the “plop-plop” sounds of shoes hitting the pavement from a jogger I could not see, the only sound an otherwise quiet time before dawn.
As the day progressed the sun came out and and my town was warmed by its presence. As I sat outside at lunch, the weather began to change. It became cloudy and windy. As I write, I can look out the window to my left and see t he drenched pavement of the streets from the rain that fell after I went back to my office.
Days like this make me wonder how anyone can say there is not a God. How could the moon, stars and sunshine, accompanied by fresh air and flowers, be an accident.
As I experienced the predawn ambience outside my home this morning, I thought of God. The scene did tell of His majesty and greatness, as do the Scriptures (Psalm 104:1,2)). The rest of my day and the Biblical passages I have read this afternoon have spoken of the winds and rain (Psalm 104:4,13) and testify further to God’s glory.
The apostle John looked up into the sky one day and saw much more. He saw an open door in the heavens and a voice trumpeted to him, “Come up here”. When John followed this command, he saw amazing sights beyond the heavens which no man has ever seen, at least in this life. He saw God’s incredible domain (Revelation 4:7-10).
There is another door waiting for us today. It is the door of wisdom. God wants us waiting at that door every day. Wisdom is so important that is was a precursor to the creation of our beautiful world, the same one I have been experiencing today (Proverbs 8:23-31).
One person will walk out of their house, look at this magnificent planet and rejoice in God. Another will see the same scene, and may note how beautiful it is, but ignore the One who created it, to their hurt (Proverbs 8:32-38).
The beginning of wisdom is to acknowledge and fear the Lord. When we walk out the door of our home in the morning and view the sights, we ought to look up and look for the door into heaven and worship the Lord.