Romans 1:19–20

Sometimes there’s more life-changing power in looking to the heavens than just about anything else.

That thought struck me when I took time to walk deep in the redwoods years ago. I laid back and looked up ... I mean really up ... through the trees. It was one of those clear summer nights when you could see forever. So starry it was awe-inspiring. The vastness of the heavens spoke eloquently. The stars were mute reminders of the glory of God.

No words would adequately frame the impact of that moment. I remembered the words of the English poet Edward Young: “Wonder is involuntary praise.” That night, ithappened to me. I loved the spontaneous time of worship!

I’m not the only one who has been inspired by God’s starry creation:

Look up into the heavens.

Who created all the stars?

He brings them out like an army, one after another, calling each by its name.

Because of his great power and incomparable strength, not a single one is missing (Isaiah 40:26).

What God has wondrously created and set in motion in our vast, unknowable universe, compels us to put our confidence in Him.

Paul wrote,

They know the truth about God because he has made it obvious to them. For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God (Romans 1:19–20).

There is no God? This all happened by chance? Are you kidding? I honestly cannott hink of a more ridiculous thought than that. When was the last time you took the time to look up and became lost in awesome wonder, awe, and praise? Take time.


Devotional content taken from Good Morning, Lord ... Can We Talk? by Charles R. Swindoll. Copyright ©2018. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, a Division of Tyndale House Ministries. All rights reserved.