A recent TV program showed an interview with an astronaut aboard the international satellite space station. The conversation focused on the breathtaking sunrises he enjoys.
The miracle and majesty of Earth and its place in outer space, not to mention the mystery of the planets and galaxies among which it whirls, ought to leave us speechless. I wonder what astronauts think when they view space from their heavenly perspective. Do their thoughts direct them towards the Creator? Do they realize that nothing so grand and mind-boggling could happen without Divine Intelligence?
On the highway near my house stands a sign that pictures a newborn baby. The words beside it say, “Here’s proof that God exists.” Each time I pass that sign, I think of my grandchildren and the miracles they are. From their teeny tiny fingernails to their wee eyebrows and eyelashes—everything about their oh-so-soft bodies points me to the Creator who wove them in their mother’s womb.
“How amazing are the deeds of the LORD! All who delight in him should ponder them. Everything he does reveals his glory and majesty. His righteousness never fails,” says Psalm 111:2,3 (NLT).
Pondering the deeds of the Lord leaves me standing in awe of who He is. It also leaves me encouraged. Imagine—the God who hung the stars in space and designed the earth to spin on its axis so humanity could thrive is the One who lives in me and empowers me to live life victoriously. The God who designed the intricacies of the human body knows me through and through and loves me still. I ponder the deeds of the Lord, and my battle-weary soul finds courage, rest, and peace in knowing I’m in good hands.
How about you? On what deeds of the Lord do you ponder? How does doing so impact you?