One man’s idol is another’s fingerprint of God

“ The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge.” (Psalm 19:1-2)

Through out history, men have looked up at the heavens and the night sky and worshiped the sun and the moon and the stars. They made idols out of created things, false Gods to make our heavenly bridegroom jealous. Yet Psalm reminds us of their original intent and purpose: to point us to the one we should be worshiping, to manifest the light of his glory, like an artist signs his name to his work, or as a potter’s fingerprints might be left in the clay.

When we look up, let us hear the story of his glory and worship the creator of all things, not the work of his hands. Let us guard our ears and our hearts against those deaf to creation’s song and not filter out their creator.

Open our eyes, Lord, to see your glory in your creation. Fill our hearts with awe and wonder at your vastness and the greatness of your majesty and might, as well as your mercy and your love. Show us your purpose for us and how we might join in with all creation in bringing you glory. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.