Psalm 19:1-4: “The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship. Day after day they continue to speak; night after night they make him known. They speak without a sound or word; their voice is never heard. Yet their message has gone throughout the earth, and their words to all the world.”

While blogging might be a way to spread the word about God, I see in Psalm 19 another way of doing that, albeit without the use of words! This goes to show that communication is not always based on language, and that there are more languages to the universe than the language that comes out of our mouth. Nonverbal language can be just as articulate as verbal language.

Great examples of silent but powerful witnesses are the skies. The craftsmanship of the skies as seen with the naked eye or by telescope is a huge billboard advertising God’s glory. Looking into space, the first thing that comes to mind is “limitless”. We know that phrase: “The sky’s the limit”, which means that there is practically no limit. Neither does God’s power know any boundaries or limitations.

More silent witnesses are majestic mountain ranges. They are solid as rocks can be, yet God formed them, and if He wanted to, He could move them because nothing is impossible to Him.

The vegetation on this planet is yet another silent witness advocating God’s glory. Whispering trees, home for countless birds, and fragrance emitting flowers and herbs – they all wordlessly praise its Creator.

A not so silent witness is the animal world. Elephants trumpet, birds twitter, wolves howl – they all spread the word without using words.

God’s thumbprints are all over creation, and creation proclaims that God is great day and night, night and day. God’s praise literally never shuts up; actually, it gains momentum with each person realizing what is going on. Human beings can be a bit slow sometimes. When it comes to recognizing God I actually think that the rest of creation is ahead of us. Nevertheless, all of God’s creatures have a place in the choir – and believe it or not: you too belong!

“All of God’s creatures got a place in the choir
Some sing low and some sing higher
Some sing out loud on the telephone wire
Some just clap their hands or paws or anything they got”
(Bill Staines)

1 Peter 1:13: “Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming.”

Have you ever noticed how patient God is? Following is a great example. We read in the beginning pages of the book of Genesis (Genesis 1:1-2):

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.” 

Wait a minute – God created Heaven and Earth and the outcome is formless and empty? How does this add up? Well, it really does not make a whole lot of sense – unless we are looking at a time span between those opening lines of the Bible, time enough for a drama to unfold, a drama along these lines:

God created beauty. After beauty was destroyed, God cleaned up a big mess and brought back beauty.

Out of dead ashes God raised new life – and life exploded into an endless array of species. Mankind was among the last of the new series of life forms God created when He restored planet Earth. We did not come as a single edition, but were created male and femaleMade in God’s image, we work together, not unlike the Trinity who also operates as a team.

Unfortunately, mankind parted ways with its Creator at some point in history. That choice is affecting our world today. Again God sees His creation suffering.

Picture yourself building something exquisite with your own hands. Then someone comes along and destroys it. How frustrating is that! Well, against all odds, you decide to start over and build something new. Again, you love the outcome. You are really proud of it. But guess what: it happens again! Someone comes along and spits on your creation. Would you now give up?

Well, God did not give up on us. As a result, we are still here. We are here today because God wants us to live.

If you happen to look at a dead situation right now wondering what good can come out of it, look up to God. Remember: He revived the universe; He can also revive you.

Hallelujah, Thine the glory! Hallelujah Amen! Hallelujah, Thine the glory! Revive us again!