Your wonderful works and Your plans for us;
none can compare with You. If I were to report and
speak of them, they are more than can be told.
Psalm 40:5 (HCSB)
Meditating or considering the wonders of God is a common theme in the Psalms. Psalm 139:14 is an example: “I will praise You because I have been remarkably and wonderfully made.Your works are wonderful, and I know this very well” (Psalm 139:14, (HCSB)
Like the psalmist, we do not have to look very far to find something awesome about God's wonders which are worthy of our meditation.
There are many other wondrous works of God in our world. The seasons of the year remind us at least four times every twelve months that God is still in control. A smile on a human face is a wonder of God. There is the wonder of human language, as hundreds and hundreds of different languages and dialects are spoken on our planet. Water is a wonder, and we are blessed with springs, streams, creeks, cataracts, brooks, wells, oceans, gulfs, ponds, lakes, rivers, ice, vapor, mist and rain.
Here in America, we have the Grand Canyon, the fertile plains, the pounding coasts, the mysterious Everglades, the magnificent forests, the majestic mountains, the thundering oceans, and the rushing rivers.
The variety of our weather is a wonder of God in which He gives us rain, wind, snow, heat, cold, breezes, tornadoes, hurricanes, clouds, and on and on. A single thunderstorm can dump 125 million gallons of water on the earth, and is capable of discharging enough energy to supply the entire United States with electrical power for twenty minutes. More than 16 million thunderstorms occur on our planet each year, an average of 45,000 a day, 2,000 a minute. That's amazing!
There is even the wonder of color, which brightens and enlivens everything we see. The human eye is a marvel, designed by our Creator so that we are able to distinguish one color from another, and even the slightest difference in shading, so that we can tell the difference between sky blue or navy, between crimson or maroon.
Focusing on the glorious, majestic and awesome things He has done makes everything suddenly drop into focus. When we meditate on the aroma of the earth in Spring, and how much different it is then than in the Fall; when we consider the mystery and attraction of human love, and how it mirrors the eternal love of our Heavenly Father; when we contemplate the intricacies of the human body—our response is to fall to our knees in worship of this Great God, and sing with the psalmist, “…Lord, how magnificent is Your name throughout the earth!” (Psalm 8:1).
--Rocky Henriques, www.uticabc.com