THE STORY OF JESUS: Psalm 104
“Lord my God, you are very great; you are clothed with splendor and majesty.” (Psalm 104:1)
This song is an ode to the greatness and goodness of God.
The psalmist is reflecting on the greatness of what he sees and knows.
He looks into the sky, and sees the heavens, the sun, moon and clouds.
He considers the mountain heights and the watery depths, and everything in them.
The whole system of creation is a marvel, and he knew very little about it.
How much we have learned about the micro- and telescopic vastness of creation.
Add to this the miracle and wonder of life, and especially human life.
This spectacular display (which we often take for granted) is with inspires him.
He imagines God behind all this, through all this, ‘clothed’ in all this.
Everything we see testifies to God’s eternal power and divine nature (Romans 1:20).
“I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.” (Psalm 104:33)
If we really saw the mystery and majesty of the universe, we would sing too.
And yet how little do we see it, how little do we appreciate it.
Pause today to see the greatness and goodness of God, and join in the song of praise!
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, forgive me for not seeing the mystery and majesty in front of my face. Help me rise above my blindness to feel and join the song of creation, which praises God!