The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Psalm 19:1
Few photographers can capture a glorious sunset. When we experience the spectacular array of red and orange hues, we get a sense of the glory and majesty of God. Then, we run inside and grab our camera. But, what we end up with is sort of dark and not nearly as spectacular.
Now, I know that sunsets are made up on particles in the air that refract the light of the sun. And, falling in love is only a matter of biology, right?
The Bible has a lot to say about God’s glory and His majesty. But to witness a star-filled night or a meteor shower creates a sense of awe that puts God’s glory in context.
A friend of mine worked for CBS Sports and was assigned to cover the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway in 1994. One night Dan and his crew ventured outside in sub-freezing temperatures to witness the northern lights, the Aurora Borealis. He said they were so awestruck by the experience that it didn’t even occur to them that they weren’t even wearing coats. The cold was overshadowed by the sight. To this day it’s the most magnificent thing they have ever witnessed.
When have you experienced the glory of God through the heavens? It can’t be done in a hurry. Most of us can’t dedicate every evening to watching the sunset. But, when you see a good one, stop for 30 seconds and take it in. Get a sense of God’s majesty and glory.