The heavens declare the glory of God, and the expanse proclaims the work of his hands. Day after day they pour out speech; night after night they communicate knowledge. There is no speech; there are no words; their voice is not heard. Their message has gone out to the whole earth, and their words to the ends of the world.
It’s funny how we rarely ever get a white Christmas, but beautiful Christmas scenes are always snowy ones. Whether it’s decorations, or cards, or films, more often than not snow makes an appearance.
There’s something beautiful about snowy landscapes. There’s something beautiful about even watching snow fall. Snow brings a brightness that wouldn’t be there otherwise.
We dream about a white Christmas because we long for a beautiful Christmas. We’re made to enjoy beauty. Whether it’s a beautiful snowy scene, or a beautiful Christmas dinner, we’re made to enjoy the beauty of these things. We love what is glorious.
I love a good sunset, and I love Psalm 19.
“The heavens declare the glory of God, and the expanse proclaims the work of his hands.” Psalm 19:1
God made the world, and everything in it to show His glory. Each and every sunset, each cloud, star and planet shout that God is glorious. He’s the Creator, He’s majestic, He’s powerful, He’s beautiful.
God’s glory is the visible evidence of all His attributes and His infinite worth. His glory is the way we see His holiness, His sovereignty, His goodness and His love. Creation is a clear and obvious way that God’s glory can be seen.
Any beauty we see is there to reflect the glory of God.
Each and every snowflake shows his magnificent beauty.
Each Christmas tree, each needle on each Christmas tree, displays something of God’s glory.
Each beautifully wrapped gift is a reflection of the ultimate beauty of God.
God’s glory is on display all around us.
We miss it so often though. We easily get caught up in what is beautiful, that we forget that it should move our hearts to praise God. We long for snowy landscapes because it makes our hearts glad, but does it move us to worship?
Take time today to see God’s glory in creation, to see the countless shouts of glory around us.
God made everything to display His glory.
O Come Let Us Adore Him!
A thought to remember: God made everything to display His glory
A question to ask: Where can you see and enjoy God’s glory today?
A bit more to read: Psalm 19
A song to sing: Silent Night