It’s Wednesday, also known as Hump Day. Do you need to get over the hump? Here’s a quick prayer to help you finish this week strong!
If you’re like me, you’ve just returned from an awesome vacation, and getting back into the routine of work has been, for lack of a better term, hard. Just a week and a half ago, I was on a cruise to Alaska, a terrain still relatively untouched by man. There I got to see the beauty of God’s majestic hand: mighty glaciers, wild animals in their natural habitat, flourishing flora and fauna, the still, clear waters of the inlets and fjords, grand mountains standing tall, high above the clouds. As we stopped at the various sites to snap pictures and bask in the stillness, the peace and quiet, the freshness of the air, there’s was one comment that consistently arose from among the crowd: How can you look at all these great wonders and still say there is no God?
“May the glory of the Lord endure forever; may the Lord rejoice in his works— he who looks at the earth, and it trembles, who touches the mountains, and they smoke.” Psalm 104:31-32; NIV
There is a song entitled, “You Alone Are God,” by gospel singer, Marvin Sapp, that I am drawn to when I think about the mighty works of God’s hand. The song opens with these lines: There’s no question of your greatness / No searching of your power / All the wonder of your glory / To you forty years is but one hour.
Seeing the beauty of the natural earth, you can’t help but feel closer to God, to break out into worship. It’s amazing that we have this Great Designer, this Creator of heaven and earth, whose wisdom and power and knowledge know no limit, and yet, He still takes the time to pursue an intimate relationship with each of us. Psalm 8:3-5 says, “When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?”
In my mind, I’m still in Alaska, in complete awe, dreaming of one day going back, but I have to remember that I can see God’s touch in everything around me, especially when I look in the mirror, and God’s image and likeness is reflected back at me. We are His creations, just like the mountains, the oceans, the forests, the glaciers, fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14). So let’s worship Him for His works, both abroad and right here at home.
“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge.” Psalm 19:1-2
Hump Day Prayer: Heavenly Father, we are in awe of your work. In six days you created heaven and earth. Only a fool would say you don’t exist. You are God, the one and true living God, who created the heavens, who formed the earth and made it, who has established it, who did not create it in vain, but formed it to be inhabited. You formed us from the dust of the earth and breathed the breath of life into our nostrils. Mighty are the works of your hands, Lord. We meditate on all your works and all your deeds. What god is great like our God? There is none other than you, and we will forever worship you, in all your power and all your glory. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.