Yikes it’s been a little too long. I’ll write a post in a bit explaining why this post has taken so long to write. This next song is most definitely outside the norm for Sunday worship. The song always reminds me of Psalm 19.
“God’s glory is on tour in the skies,
God-craft on exhibit across the horizon.
Madame Day holds classes every morning,
Professor Night lectures each evening.” – Psalm 19:1-2 (The Message)
The language and imagery are very similar. I am also a fan of songs that use nature images to bring glory to God. This is probably because being in nature make me feel closer to God. I do not go hiking or spend a lot of time outside, but when I can I see God in the forest, in the majesty of the mountains, in a sun set, or on a quiet night with a full moon shining down. Nature images just show me who God is. He is so great and big and powerful and creative and awesome, and the only thing I can do is sing a little song to Him with my little voice, clumsily strumming a guitar. The great thing is God loves it anyway.
“Maker of it all, You provide it all
In You we live, in You we move
In You we have our being, You’re glorious”
Nature shouts God’s glory. In my blog about “After All (Holy)” I talked about the difference between God’s holiness and His Glory. I shared that God’s glory is what we see of Him, it is what shown. Nature displays God’s greatness, creativity and omnipotence, nature shouts God’s glory. God provides everything for us, without Him we do not live, He gives us our body, our breath, everything. This song reminds us of the scope of God’s power and creativity, and that still despite that, He cares enough to give us these gifts, gifts that amount to life, and a life that can be overflowing (John 10:10)