For the Beauty of the Earth


Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory in the heavens… When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? (Psalm 8:1-4)

Thought for the day:

Traveling through the mid-west offered vast vistas of God’s creative beauty. Fields filled with crops, ready for harvest, as far as the eye can see. Perfect river valley panoramas framed by beautiful blue skies and deep green foliage with just a hint of fall colors beginning to show.

When one considers the beauty of the earth and acknowledges the divine hand in creation, the words of the Psalmist echo throughout our heart and soul: “Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!”

Where has God creative beauty revealed itself in your life today? When you consider it, can you acknowledge God’s divine hand? Will you echo the Psalmist’s cry?

Prayer for the day:

Lord, my Lord, help me to acknowledge your majesty today. Amen.