August 29, 2023 – Tuesday
Psalm 111:2-3 ESV
2 Great are the works of the Lord, studied by all who delight in them.
3 Full of splendor and majesty is his work, and his righteousness endures forever.
Psalm 111:2-3 AMP
2 Great are the works of the Lord, Studied by all those who delight in them.
3 Splendid and majestic is His work, And His righteousness endures forever.
I ran across these verses in a news article concerning people worshipping creation and not the Creator. I think we see this in many ways nowadays in green movements that have no mention of God at all.
For me, I cannot look at a sunrise or a sunset without thinking of God and what He has done, what He has created for us to enjoy. And there is something Wednesday night and Thursday day this week where we can see the splendor and majesty of His work.
Wednesday night and Thursday day this week we will be able to observe what is called a ‘blue’ moon. No, it’s not blue, but it is the second full moon within a month which occurs every 2-3 years. What is amazing about this full moon it is in its closest orbit to earth and will appear about 14 percent larger than usual. To put that into perspective, imagine a line in the sky seven miles long and then on a certain day, it appears to be 8 miles long – 14 percent longer!
The moon will be a full moon Wednesday and Thursday and it will seem to be a lot larger than normal. Take the time to look and see it for Great are the works of the Lord, studied by all who delight in them. We don’t need to ‘study’ it to delight in it. This occurrence ischaracterized as a supermoon. For a great deal more detail and information go here.
Also, you will be able to see Saturn as it moves around the full moon – details here. If you want more there is this vimeo timelapse video of the milky way going across the night sky in the Dakota plains. It has long been a favorite of mine.
Bottom Line: God reveals Himself through His creation all around us if we will only open our eyes to see what He has to show us.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, Thank You for revealing Your splendor and majesty through Your works of creation for us to see. Let us see Your creations with eyes open to know they all point to You, the Creator, our Creator. – In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Riley D. Driver – Pastor
Calvary Chapel of Dayton