“Lord, our Lord, how magnificent is your name throughout the earth! You have covered the heavens with your majesty.” (CSB – Read the chapter)
Last night my family and I got the chance to take in the truth of these words in a way it may be a very long time—or ever—before we get to again. We saw the majesty of the Lord through the splendor of creation. It was one of those moments where nature boasts loudly of the fingerprints of God, but which only those with the eyes to see will truly appreciate. The pictures you see here were all taken by my good friend and excellent photographer, Heather Perry.
What was it? We were able to witness the full super blood wolf moon total lunar eclipse in all its astronomical glory. What does all of that mean? It means the moon was as close to the earth as it ever gets making it appear super large; the earth passed completely between the moon and the sun making the former appear reddish in color instead of its usual gleaming white; and it was the first full moon of the year. In short: It was spectacular.
As an added bonus, the stars put on a display that was a wonder in their own right. The night was completely clear and the crisp, cold air helped the stars all twinkle with an extra shine. You could see Orion with his shining belt, the Big Dipper pouring out its load, the Little Dipper showing the way north, Cassiopeia in her beauty, the Pleiades all gathered together, Taurus the bull in its boldness, Camelopardalis the giraffe with his long neck, Leo the Lion with his stately mane, Canis Major the dog in his defiant stance, and many others scattered across the night sky.
It is little wonder that David wrote a couple of verses later in this Psalm: “When I consider the heavens, the works of your fingers, the moon and the stars which you set in place, what is a human being that you remember him, a son of man that you look after him?” And when you read the record of God creating the stars, they seem like almost an after thought for God. He created the sun and moon…and oh yeah, some stars too. How indeed can a God who is responsible for creating such beauty as the night sky in its full regalia of stars and moon love us with such a love that He sent His only Son to give up His life so that we can enjoy our own?
This is a God who is worthy of our worship and praise. Have you taken in His glory and given Him your all? You won’t regret it.