He wraps himself in light

photography by Steve Lasher

“Praise the Lord, O my soul. O Lord my God, you are very great; you are clothed with splendor and majesty.  He wraps himself in light as with a garment; he stretches out the heavens like a tent and lays the beams of his upper chambers on their waters, He makes the clouds his chariot and rides on the wings of the wind.” (Psalm 104:1–3)

As I gaze upon the shores of the Pacific ocean, it is easy to see that my God is very great indeed! Who, other than God himself, could create such beauty? Just like the hairs on my head are numbered, each grain of sand is numbered and every creature counted. I see the division between where the water ends and the sky begins. The dry land is separated from rolling waves — just like he promised in the book of Genesis.

My finite mind cannot comprehend such power and majesty, but I can appreciate its beauty and splendor as far as the eye can see. God didn’t meet with an architect or confer in numerous panel discussions. He just spoke and it was so.

Looking at such magnificence gives me great joy. Knowing I can place my trust and whole being in a God who created an entire universe for humankind. It’s easy to worship this God of all creation.

Thank you, God, for thinking so highly of us that you would speak creation into existence in six days. My response can be nothing short of awe and appreciation.

Is there somewhere you can go to witness God’s creation — his gift to you? Can you go there and sit and meditate on this wonder? Ask him to fill you with his love and take away those worries that fill your mind.


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