The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
On these beautiful, cold spring nights, the way they still tend to be, with stars shining through the lacy tree brances. The new leaves are just unfurling; dark shapes against the night sky, but in the daylight they are almost florescent yellow-green. On these gorgeous clear, spring nights the night skys are usually full of stars!
I can't even imagine what David saw, just think how bright the stars must have been for him, standing in Jerusalem on a crisp, cool night. So long ago, there were no competing city lights, only flickering candles and oil lamps. Where I live, you can still see some of those stars, but the city lights have made some of them a blur, even though we live in the country.
You can often find me in the mountains, star gazing! And on those nights, I feel like David, looking at the stars against a black velvet heaven. How can you not believe in God, when you look at the majesty of the night sky? How absolutely beautiful this world he created is, with such a spectacular backdrop.
Life tends to get so busy that sometimes we forget to look around us at the magnificence of creation! That's one excellent reason to read the Psalms: Over and Over they remind me of God's greatness. Over and over, they remind me to praise.
Glory be to the Lord. How glorious is His World . . . how beautiful his firmament!