The Psalmist writes:
The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork…. (Psalm 19:1 ESV)
But it isn’t enough.
I’ve been to the mountains, and I’ve seen the touch of God there.
I’ve been to the oceans, and I’ve seen God’s work there.
I’ve been to the desert. The forest. The lake. The prairie. I’ve seen the morning dawn, the evening sunset, the night sky exploding with stars.
But it still isn’t enough to melt my heart and calm my soul.
Then I look to the cross of Christ. I hear God’s Word. I sing parts of Scripture. When I gather together with brothers and sisters in worship in the name of Jesus, I finally see the full manifestation of the glory of God.
Jesus Christ tells me all I’ll ever need and all I’ll ever know about God. He is God in human flesh!
Jesus Christ tells me not what the future holds. Jesus Christ tells me not that the past is “okay.”
Jesus Christ tells me that He loves me, calls me by name, and that I am His. He will hold me in His arms today and in the future, as He has in the past.