Psalm 19Have you ever stopped to consider the size of the universe or the scope of creation? Earth, our home, and seven other planets revolve around a sun to form a single solar system. Yet, our sun is just one of more than 200 billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy. That’s big! In fact, it would take us 100,000 years to cross our galaxy at the speed of light. And that’s just the beginning. Our galaxy is only one of billions of galaxies across the vast expanse of the cosmos. And our God made it all.

Let’s take an abrupt shift in our thinking and move from big to small, from inconceivably huge to microscopically tiny. About 100 trillion cells comprise the human body – including yours. Each cell is packed with DNA. This complex molecule stores information that determines your body’s unique physical characteristics, like the color of your eyes. If the DNA in just one cell were laid out flat in one long line, it would stretch more than 6 feet in length. 

The same God who tossed billions of galaxies across the universe also folded 6 feet of DNA into every cell of your body. He determined the size of the cosmos and counted the number of hairs on your head.

Creation summons us to know and worship the Creator. The psalmist David heard and responded.

The heavens declare the glory of God;
    the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Day after day they pour forth speech;
    night after night they reveal knowledge.
They have no speech, they use no words;
    no sound is heard from them.
Yet their voice goes out into all the earth,
    their words to the ends of the world.
Psalm 19:1-4

Creation reveals the power and majesty of God. No language difference or cultural barrier can hinder its message. No government or law can silence its voice. The vast beauty of the heavens and the complex inner workings of the human body reflect the holiness of God to every person, of every language, in every place. Without exception.

Time to do a little declaring of our own. In the space below, write a prayer of praise and thanksgiving to the Creator.


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