While listening to Patch the Pirate in the car with my youngest son today, I had an interesting thought during the song, “The Heavens Declare,” that I’ve never thought of before. Psalm 19:1 says, “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.” But why do the heavens declare the glory of God and show His handywork? Now let’s take a little test. Can you show me one tree that God actually created on the third day of Creation? Can you show me one animal that is still alive that God created by the power of His Word? Can you show me a mountain or other terrain on the earth that still remains today as God had created it some 6,000 years ago? We can see many things through these, such as God’s intelligence, design, order, etc. But everything on this earth is simply a copy or a morphed form of what God originally created. But what if I could show you something original that God actually spoke into existence, and you can see the exact same thing as it was on the day He created it? We’re are talking about the difference between seeing a Ford Escort drive down the road and seeing the original and first Model T in a museum.
Now, look up in the sky. If you are reading this during the day, consider the sun. There it burns as a gigantic mass of energy, gas, and fire. It gives us heat and light. It is millions of miles away, but yet you can feel its warmth when it beams through a window and onto you body. It gulfs this earth in size. If you are reading this at night, consider the stars that glisten at night. Scientists state that they are light years away from us, but yet they glitter our night skies and can be enjoyed by the inhabitants on this distant planet called Earth. We’ve all seen the amazing photos of other cosmic canvases that inspire awe in the beholder. Now consider that when we look above, we are seeing the original. We are seeing the only remaining frontier of the original objects from the week of Creation. There they remain as the colossal trophies of God’s power and majesty. The next time you look in the sky, stand in awe and listen to celestial message that “the heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament sheweth his handywork.”