Friday, February 18, 2011

Roof that's guaranteed

Psalm 89 is very long but these first verses really stood out to me.  It's one of those Psalms full of imagery you can almost see.  Everything is based on God's love.  I love to look through astronomy books.  The photos from the Hubble Spacecraft are amazing!  The "cosmos" (planets, stars, gas clouds) are a variety of colors:  hot pink, purple, orange, green, literally sparkling in the black of space. They move across the sky in a great orchestrated dance.  When things collide a gorgeous event happens in space.  His love and faithfulness is the roof over our world, guaranteed by God.  This Psalm was written by Ethan, he was a singer during the time of Solomon.  

Psalms 89

1 Your love, God, is my song, and I'll sing it!
I'm forever telling everyone how faithful you are.
2 I'll never quit telling the story of your love —
how you built the cosmos
and guaranteed everything in it.
Your love has always been our lives' foundation,
your fidelity has been the roof over our world.

Jesus came through the lineage of David.  As Christians, we are guaranteed life through Him.  Jesus the solid ruler, our rock.  The more I read the Psalms, the more I see the unfolding of the New Testament.  It's really amazing how many years this has been coming together.
3 You once said, "I joined forces with my chosen leader,
I pledged my word to my servant, David
, saying,
4 'Everyone descending from you is guaranteed life;
I'll make your rule as solid and lasting as rock.'"

He is God of the Angel Armies.  I've never seen an angel.  But they must be magnificent.  I wonder if they sparkle like the beautiful cosmos.  Armies of angels must be breathtaking.  Man was created a little lower than the angels.  So we can't fully understand them, but even the angels are in awe of God.   One day we will, and we know they are on earth serving God.  This part of the Psalms reminds me of a symphony.  God stands with hands raised  pointing to the stars to make their contribution, then the angels, next the sun, the ocean, and man.  Unlike me who gives up on things that are too much trouble, He doesn't.  He knows the conclusion and it will be awesome!
5 God! Let the cosmos praise your wonderful ways,
the choir of holy angels sing anthems to your faithful ways!
6 Search high and low, scan skies and land,
you'll find nothing and no one quite like God.
7 The holy angels are in awe before him;
he looms immense and august over everyone around him.
8 God of the Angel Armies, who is like you,
powerful and faithful from every angle?
9 You put the arrogant ocean in its place
and calm its waves when they turn unruly.

These verses also came to mind:
Ps 8:3-5
3 When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,
The moon and the stars, which You have ordained,
4 What is man that You are mindful of him,
And the son of man that You visit him?
5 For You have made him a little lower than the angels,
And You have crowned him with glory and honor.

Ps 147:4
4 He counts the number of the stars;
He calls them all by name.

If you've never seen photos of outer space, here's a link to the Hubble Spacecraft Photo Gallery.  I promise you don't have to be a scientist to enjoy these.


  1. Beautiful. How can anyone look at the wonders of the universe and not be filled with the overwhelming knowledge that He is there---and here?

  2. I agree! I wonder if He hasn't allowed science to take photos- just so we could see it for ourselves :)

  3. Thank you for this reminder that God has created great and marvelous things. I'm glad we can see some of them.