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What the Heavens Tell Us

March 3, 2021

“The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament prepares his handiwork.” Psalm 19:1

Torsten likes to play outside whenever he can, even before school. Wednesdays are primetime for this because of remote learning at Grace. He doesn’t have to be anywhere until it’s time to Zoom! So it was that he went outside to play at 7:15 this morning. He took one look out the window and decided that it was a good day for shorts, a t-shirt, long soccer socks, and winter boots. Welcome to is-it-or-is-it-not still winter in Chicagoland (or what I’ve recently heard described as the “Spring of Deception”).

Looking to the skies can tell us a great many things. It can tell a seven-year-old boy that boots and a t-shirt are the right outfit for the day. It can tell those who probe the skies with satellites and telescopes the mysteries of the cosmos. And, as the psalmist declares to us, the heavens tell of the glory of God. You need not be a meteorologist or an astronomer to look to the skies and see the awesome power of our God.

Today is a good day to look up and marvel at the majesty of our God’s handiwork. As we look up, we are reminded to keep our eyes at ground level, too. This psalm, appointed for worship this Sunday, moves from the heavenly handiwork of God to the Law of the Lord, given at Sinai. Our Lord orders both heaven and earth for the well-being of creation and all creatures. As we behold the glories of the heavens, so do we recall God’s call to us on this earth. We live out this call by loving the Lord our God and by loving our neighbors as ourselves. And, when we fail, we trust in the new ordering of the Kingdom enacted by the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Be well, friends. You are loved.

O Lord our God, how majestic is the work of your hands! We praise you for your creative beauty. We thank you for your commandments, through which you create community among us. We rejoice in the gift of Christ, who restores all things in a new creation. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Image: Torsten, today.

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