You have placed the obvious before us to point the way and give us clues that you are there. You made the mountains difficult to climb. They are jagged and they crumble, yet, still as granite, marble and rock-hard they stand and tower majestically and always point upward towards the heavens. They are the first to greet the morning sun (another of your vast creations) and then seemingly allow the same to take cover in the evening. Lord, you are so great!
You have created simple and delicate and colorful flowers to arrest the curiosity of our attention-deficit minds. Yes a coral-colored rose, a pink daffodil or purple tulip makes us at least for a brief moment move our attention away from the nothingness of so many of the things we consider important. If we would bring the noise to a hush, the commute to a standstill, and like children fixated by butterflies, these often overlooked wonders make us say, “Lord, you are so great!”
When we see the eagle soar we will know. When we witness the powerful ocean waves crashing the shore; we will know. When we consider the stars each night, the clouds each day, the wind, the rain, the forest, the beach; the mountains, rivers and lakes; we will know; how great you are.
O Lord, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth! Your glory is higher than the heavens… When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers- the moon and the stars you set in place- what are mere mortals that you should think about them, human beings that you should care for them? (Psalms 8:1, 3-4)
Lord, you are so great!
What would you add to these thoughts? Have you ever stopped to consider what makes God great to you? Place your comments below.
Pastor Terry Marks, D.Min.