Psalm 104:1-13

The Lord’s Care over All His Works.

104 Bless the Lord, O my soul!
O Lord my God, You are very great;
You are clothed with splendor and majesty,
Covering Yourself with light as with a cloak,
Stretching out heaven like a tent curtain.
[a]He lays the beams of His upper chambers in the waters;
[b]He makes the clouds His chariot;
[c]He walks upon the wings of the wind;
[d]He makes [e]the winds His messengers,
[f]Flaming fire His ministers.

He established the earth upon its foundations,
So that it will not [g]totter forever and ever.
You covered it with the deep as with a garment;
The waters were standing above the mountains.
At Your rebuke they fled,
At the sound of Your thunder they hurried away.
The mountains rose; the valleys sank down
To the place which You established for them.
You set a boundary that they may not pass over,
So that they will not return to cover the earth.

10 [h]He sends forth springs in the valleys;
They flow between the mountains;
11 They give drink to every beast of the field;
The wild donkeys quench their thirst.
12 [i]Beside them the birds of the heavens dwell;
They [j]lift up their voices among the branches.
13 [k]He waters the mountains from His upper chambers;
The earth is satisfied with the fruit of His works.

The first part of this psalm dives into the splendor and majesty of God, especially as we see it upon the earth. Or I guess I should say in the heavens and earth, for though the earth is an amazing creation, the stars and planets all around us are stunning and even staggering in their scale. Go look at how large stars get, in comparison to our own sun, and you’ll see what I mean!

As it continues though, we see God at work in the water. From the water in the sky, to that which rains upon the mountains, or springs from underneath them, to the valleys, fields, and the animals who need water to exist, we see God’s hand. There’s nothing quite like a waterfall to remind you how powerful water can be.

Yet God put it in motion, and sustains the very springs of the earth. It seems nearly impossible to deny the hand of God if you really pay attention to nature. Yet, some insist we are utterly alone, but it isn’t for lack of evidence. If you need a reminder, go, get out in nature, and see His handiwork. Far too often, we stay inside when we shouldn’t.

It’s easy, it’s comfortable, it’s tidy, but God made more than water to sustain us. Get outside and breathe in the fresh air, let your body enjoy the richness of what God has created, and know that He is good. Yes, I know some have allergies, and that can be brutal. So do what you have to, but don’t get stuck in your comfort zone. Embrace what God has for you today, and keep your eyes wide open.

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