Are We Listening?
Feb 01, 2010 by Helene Dallaire | 0 Comments
The heavens tell of the glory of God; the firmament
declare the work of his hands. (Psalm 19:1)
Astronomers have tried for millennia to understand the meaning of stars, their movements, composition, purpose, and exact location. The heavens are like an artist’s canvas. From morning till night, they morph from one shade of blue to another. They display magnificent pink sunrises and end the day with glorious multicolor sunsets. The heavens speak to us unceasingly, from morning until night.
Shortly after I became a believer, I had an experience that enabled me to appreciate the heavens in a new way. I remember walking out of my apartment building, and as I looked up to the skies, I became acutely aware that God’s eyes were looking down upon the earth. I walked several blocks, glancing at the skies after every few steps, and the realization that I could never escape God’s eyes gripped my heart. It was as if I could read a huge G-O-D written in the heavens. His presence was almost tangible. Since that incident, the skies have never looked the same to me.
The two verbs (participles) in Psalm 19 text suggest much drama and audible activity coming from above. These verbs imply continuous chatter, relentless communication, endless story-telling, and persistent attempts to reveal to humans the glory of God and the majesty of his creation. God speaks to us in many ways. According to Scripture, God’s heavens serve as agents of revelation and channels of communication. Are we listening to what is God saying?