“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands…the law of the LORD is perfect reviving the soul” (Psalm 19:1,7)

“You don’t even have to tell me, I can read it in your face.” “Something’s bothering you, I can tell.” There is a certain form of communication that doesn’t involve words, right? It’s body language or non-verbal communication, which means no words are involved.

Did you know that God has created nature to use a non-verbal communication of sorts? What does the sun say about God? What do the billions of stars in the sky say about God? What does the vast expanse above our heads announce to us about God?

All those things have a way of communicating God’s infinite power, His infinite wisdom, strength, might, ingenuity, etc. Think about the immeasurable power of the sun…God made the sun by just saying the word. Look at the innumerable stars in the night sky…God made all of them instantly with a word.

But if all I knew about God was from this communication from nature, I’d be awfully frightened of Him. Why? Because I’d know He’s infinitely powerful and mighty, but I’d never know where I stood with Him. In fact, I know my sins, I know my failures, I know my shameful thoughts and words…I know exactly what I deserve from such a God…and it’s not good!

Thank the Lord He’s also given us verbal communication. It’s called the Bible. In this verse the “law of the Lord” is another term for the Bible. God speaks to us through the Bible- we need look no where else. And what does He tell us? He tells us that the God who created every thing is also the God who took it upon Himself to rescue us by sending His own Son Jesus to die for all our crimes against Him. In Jesus we have eternal life- fully and freely! That’s grace!

And when I know that, I can “hear” the heavens, I can “listen” to the skies and rest securely because I know that the God who created all this is MY God and Father. With His infinite power, strength and wisdom He will watch over me, protect me, and keep me in the faith until life’s end. And that revives my soul!

Thanking God for communicating with me, just like you,
pastor