Big Idea: God moves and works in order to reveal his glory.
Ecclesiastes 3.14 (CSB): I know that everything God does will last forever; there is no adding to it or taking from it. God works so that people will be in awe of him.
Devotional: My favorite movie (and book) is Jurassic Park. If you have not seen the original trilogy, then you need to watch it. When we are introduced to the island and the dinosaurs, Dr. Grant (the main character) is taken back by what he sees. He literally falls to the ground in awe and shock of the sight of living dinosaurs.
Isn’t it amazing how things can create within us a sense of awe? Yes, Jurassic Park is a movie. However, haven’t you been taken back because you are delightfully surprised by what you’ve seen? Just last night, for instance, I was outside and got a glimpse of the Moon. It was one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen. It was clear, big, bright, and pure white. I found myself holding the stare for a few seconds and saying: Oh my...that’s beautiful.
The Moon was created by God and reflects his creativity and his glory. Likewise, everything in the universe has been created by God and reflects his glory, too. We are moved to awe and worship when we see what God has done. Sometimes, it’s the sunrise or sunset. Beautiful weather. A cool, spring day. At other times, it’s God working in marvelous ways that we would have never imagined.
Understand that what God does will last forever and will always prompt us to worship and praise him.
-What in nature prompts you to worship God?
-How has God worked in your life that prompted a response of worship and praise?
-Pray and thank God that he works through all things to reveal himself and his glory.
For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the water covers the sea.