APPRECIATING THE ATTRIBUTES OF GOD SEEN IN HIS CREATION
“The whole earth is filled with awe at Your wonders; where morning dawns, where evening fades, You call forth songs of joy.” – Psalm 65:8 –
Creation is a display of God’s glory. The wonder and beauty of nature praises and glorifies its exalted Creator. When God created the heavens and the earth, He saw that all was good, for He poured His love into all He made.
Nature is a window into the heart of God. His divinity is reflected in His creation. David chose to praise and glorify God in this harvest psalm, thankful for His holy attributes manifested in all He created.
“Praise awaits You, our God, in Zion… Blessed are those You choose and bring near to live in Your courts! We are filled with the good things of Your house, of Your holy temple. You answer us with awesome and righteous deeds, God our Savior, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas.” – Psalm 65:1, 4-5
♦ God is infinitely loving – He loves to bless us, His children, and fill us with hope as we live in His divine favor and grace. We dwell in His presence and enjoy His fellowship. God’s love and goodness are evident in His creation. For our God is always good. Goodness abounds with Him. He can only act in a loving and good way toward all He has created.
“…who formed the mountains by Your power, having armed Yourself with strength, who stilled the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, and the turmoil of the nations. The whole earth is filled with awe at Your wonders.” – Psalm 65:6-8
♦ God is omnipotent and in control – He reigns with power, strength and glory. All creation is under His command. The eternal God formed and fixed the mountains in their places. He calms the stormy seas. His mighty and sovereign rule is seen in His absolute control over the powerful forces of nature.
“You care for the land and water it; You enrich it abundantly. The streams of God are filled with water to provide the people with grain, for so You have ordained it. You drench its furrows and level its ridges.” – Psalm 65:9-10
♦ God cares for all He created – He showers the earth with His life-giving water. He rules as Guardian over His creation. Our God is a God of wisdom, intelligence and order. His creative design is visible in the intricate details and workings of all He has made. He supremely oversees all He has created.
“You soften it with showers and bless its crops. You crown the year with Your bounty, and Your carts overflow with abundance. The grasslands of the wilderness overflow.” – Psalm 65:10-12
♦ God is abundantly generous – He draws from His infinite resources. He showers His abundant grace upon the earth. He pours forth His blessings to ensure a bountiful harvest. God’s mercy, benevolence and faithfulness are displayed in His creation. He gives over and above anything we, His beloved ones, need or deserve.
“The hills are clothed with gladness. The meadows are covered with flocks and the valleys are mantled with grain; they shout for joy and sing… Where morning dawns, where evening fades, You call forth songs of joy.” – Psalm 65:12-13, 8
♦ God is our source of joy – He richly adorns His creation with beauty. His glorious radiance shines through all He has created. He delights to bless all with His lovingkindness and joy. His endless wonders bring gladness to heaven and earth. All creation sings praises to its majestic Creator.
Let this be your prayer of praise and thankfulness to your loving Creator…
Lord, I bow in adoration and praise before You. I am in awe of Your wonders. I revel in the beauty of all You created. I worship You and You alone, the Creator of all. As I look at Your wondrous creation, I see how mighty and vast Your love is for me. You bless me… You give me life… You give me hope. Thank You that You are in absolute control over all. I can trust that You will care for me and provide for me, generously and abundantly above and beyond what I could ask or imagine. Thank You that in You I find my everlasting joy. I will praise You all my days. In Jesus’ name. Amen.