O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him? (Psalm 8:1, 3-4, ESV)
I love how Psalm 8 begins and ends with such a beautiful proclamation in praising the Lord and acknowledging His excellence, authority, and glory over His creation. The psalmist takes note of the expanse of God’s creation and ponders on being a privileged part of that vast creation.
Whether we realize it or not, no matter what we believe, we testify of God’s majesty by merely existing in His creation. There are numerous passages in Psalms testifying of His majesty and glory being evidenced in all of creation.
Psalm 19:1 tells of the heavens declaring His glory and the skies proclaiming the work of His hands. Psalm 104 reminds us to bless the Lord and to take note of His wondrous ways when creating the world.
This hymn details the inception of the waters, the earth, the mountains, and the valleys. It tells of provision for livestock and for man found in the plants, and it speaks of young lions seeking their food from God. He provides it all.
We can speak well of God when looking upon His creation, even in the midst of fallenness. Reading such passages brings us back to the place of being in awe of God and thanksgiving for the life He has given to us.
As important as it is to acknowledge the existence of God and to marvel at His majesty in creation, it is important to understand that we do not worship creation like those in the world would do, nor are we to look for God indwelling all of creation in a pantheistic way.
Rather, we exalt the One who designed it all, reverencing Him and acknowledging His power, might, and splendor over it all. We acknowledge that nothing came into existence without a divine Creator and that Creator is God.
Colossians 1:16 tells us that all things were created by Christ Jesus in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible. All things were created through Him and for Him. It all exists for His glory.
When we marvel at the beauty of a sunset, or we notice the minute detail He paid in creating a flower, we realize that none of this came into being without God, and we understand that all of creation is made for Him to glorify Him as the One True God.
What Is Before Your Eyes
It seems like such a simple thing, but when going on short walks and catching a glimpse of grazing deer or simply sitting on my front porch and watching the evening sky change into variegated colors of pink, orange, and red, I cannot help but be in awe of God’s creation.
To see sunbeams escaping through the clouds in the distance after a rainstorm, and to see the clouds giving away where the sun is hiding with the golden rim of light is one of my favorite things to see.
When looking at the leaves on trees, the intricacy and variety are evident and undeniable of a divine Creator. When I look up at the stars placed strategically in the sky, I am reminded of the Lord’s power recorded in Genesis to create the lights in the heavens.
The seasons knowing when to change, the vastness of the ocean and all that it holds with creatures and plant life, the vibrant colors found in the feathers of birds and in the petals of flowers, these fascinate me and mount evidence for God and His majestic ways.
This may sound strange, but even insects are fascinating and finely detailed in their design. Psalm 104:24 seems appropriate here, “O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.”
When I see the development of the pinnacle of God’s creation on an ultrasound, I am reminded of God’s might and splendor in creating human life and the attention to detail in the function of organ systems and in cells knowing where to go and what to form, and it all begins with one fertilized cell.
Let us not forget the complexity of that initial fertilized cell in holding all of the DNA unique for that one human being. It is truly wondrous to think of God and His creating power, a power unique to Him and Him alone.
I am reminded of Psalm 139:13-14, “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”
It is breathtaking to ponder on these things. No human life is accidental or a mistake. God has ordained each one. His majesty, His authority, and His excellence are plainly evident in it all when thinking upon creation itself.
What Is in Your Heart
At the same time, I wonder how anyone could deny His majesty. How could anyone deny the existence of God when taking a step outside of their home and looking up at the sky He created? Of all the things listed, which is not an exhaustive list by any means, at every turn we are faced with evidence for the Creator, God.
Scripture is helpful in our understanding. Romans 1:19 tells us what may be known about God is plain to those who suppress the truth. Romans 1:20 says, “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities — his eternal power and divine nature — have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.”
Though people will try and deny Him, His truth is before their very eyes. His Word is the source of truth in this realization. The Bible tells us the fool says in his heart there is no God (Psalm 14:1).
This leads us back to Romans and to creation testifying of God before their very eyes, including when they look in the mirror. There is no excuse.
The evidence of truth resting in God outweighs the knowledge of man which is folly. The majesty of God is clear in all creation, and those who know Christ will not have such things said of them.
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Dawn Hill is a Christian blogger known as The Lovesick Scribe and the host of The Lovesick Scribe Podcast. She is passionate about sharing the truth and pointing others back to Jesus Christ through the written Word as the standard of authority for Christian living and instruction while being led by the Holy Spirit into maturity. She is the author of NonProphet Woke: The Reformation of a Modern-Day Disciple. She is a wife to Nicholas and a mother to Anabel and Ephraim. You can follow her on Facebook and Instagram.