Daily Devotions

“Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness.” Psalm 29:2 NIV

 

“Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness.” Psalm 29:2 NIV

In the early days of television, stations actually signed off the air around midnight. We were not often allowed to stay up that late, but sometimes on weekends we managed to stay awake to see the final broadcast. One that I recall included beautiful scenes of a plane flying high in the heavens as a speaker recited lines of a poem, “High Flight”, by nineteen-year-old pilot John Gillespie Magee, Jr, written in 1941, a few months before his death. I was always moved by the poem which extolled not only flight, but the glorious wonder of God’s creation.

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;

Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds,--and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of—Wheeled and soared and swung High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung My eager craft through footless halls of air…Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace Where never lark or even eagle flew—And, while with silent lifting mind I’ve trod

The high untrespassed sanctity of space, Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

We acknowledge that all we enjoy is freely given to us by God’s hand. When we spend time observing the majesty of God’s creation, we are reminded of His power in every aspect of our lives. God is sovereign over all of nature as well as over our lives.

Heavenly Father, You alone direct, preserve, and maintain Your amazing creation. You alone are worthy of praise. We are in awe of the beautiful universe You have created. Help us to express our gratitude by protecting and conserving the gifts You have provided.

Ann Klobuchar

Prayer Concern: Conservation of our natural resources

Additional Readings: Job 39:13-25 and 1 Corinthians 12:4-13

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