Worship #5 – Celebrating God’s Creation
God’s creation silently shouts to us about God.
“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. 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, 3-4).
Consider God’s handiwork: See the detail of a spider web. Smell the scent of mint. Feel the heat of the sun. Taste the tang of an orange. Hear the cry of a baby.
God’s greatest creation – you and me – enjoys and responds to the rest of his creation.
Could it be that God is saying through his creation: “See all the wonders I have made for you to enjoy. These are expressions of my love to you. Yes, I am alive. I am real. Believe in me. I want a close relationship with you.”
To worship God for his creation is to be filled with wonder at the God who fashioned such incredible things.
When life fills us with anxiety, God invites us to look at mountains and hills from his perspective. He weighs “the mountains on the scales and the hills in a balance” (Isaiah 40:12).
When the news makes us feel helpless and inadequate, God invites us to look at the nations from his perspective. “Surely the nations are like a drop in a bucket; they are regarded as dust on the scales; he weighs the islands as though they were fine dust” (Isaiah 40:15).
When Job was overwhelmed with his suffering, he was given some wise counsel: “Listen to this, Job; stop and consider God’s wonders” (Job 37:14).
Tricia McCary Rhodes says, “Nothing can settle our souls like a grasp of God’s greatness in creation.”
Pick up an object that God has created – a flower, a rock, a piece of fruit, even your cat or dog. Look at it with fresh eyes. Study its texture, its shape, its color. And tell God how amazing is his creation.
Take a walk in the park or find a place in your yard or at a window where you can observe some wonder of nature. And tell God how amazing is his creation.
Express your humble worship: “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 8:3-4).
~ Pastor Dave