Growing up, several times each year our family made the 4 hour trip from our home near Allentown, PA to Potter County, PA-otherwise known as “God’s Country.” Frequently this trip would involve camping at Ole Bull State Park, a beautiful state park along the banks of Kettle Creek. Not too far away from Ole Bull is a little village called Cherry Springs, whose claim to fame is that it is supposedly the best place east of the Mississippi River to star-gaze due to it’s remote location. I vividly remember on clear nights being able to look up and see thousands of exceptionally bright stars spanning the entire horizon.
These memories come to mind each time I read one of our passages for today. Psalm 19:1-3 says, “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.” No doubt many of us have had the same sentiments as David as we stared up into the sky and observed it’s beauty. We would agree that the sky “shouts” the glory of God! I also love verse 3, “There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard.” There is not a person on planet earth, no matter nationality or language, who is exempt from the declaration of God’s glory in the sky, no matter what they may say publicly.
Along those lines, I am currently reading the book, “The Case for Faith” by Lee Stroble. In this book he interviews different people to discuss some of the reasons people try to use to disprove the Christian faith. In the chapter dealing with evolution, he interviews a scientist about the truth that we have an inherent knowledge that there is a Creator. When asked why fellow scientists don’t come to the conclusion of an Intelligent Designer, this professor responded by saying, “Many have reached that conclusion. But for some, their philosophy gets in the way. If they’re persuaded ahead of time that there isn’t a God then no matter how compelling the evidence, they’ll always say, ‘Wait and we’ll find something better in the future’.” Thank for the Lord that for many of us our eyes have not been darkened by humanistic philosophy but that we are able to see and enjoy the declaration of His glory in the heavens. Look up and praise our Creator!