Been thinking about toys and rocks in the sky.
When our kids were young we would buy them all kinds of toys. One year we bought them Tonka trucks. We figured those were safe and they couldn’t kill each other with them (although they could do some damage).
I noticed when I bought the toys that the name of the maker is stamped on the toy in several different places. Its name is not hidden from view. It’s plain to see and obvious who made the product.
A voice didn’t come out of that truck and shout the maker’s name. I knew by the trademark, the logo, who put that thing together.
Their fingerprints are all over that toy. The name of the truck told me, not only who the creator is, but also about the maker. Tonka builds good products.
Have you ever noticed that God’s name is attached to His creation?
Like going to a fashion show and seeing the models come out displaying the latest designs, fashions and colors of the designer. At the end of the show the creator/designer steps on the stage and the spotlight is on him/her and they are applauded for their works of creativity and beauty.
Psalm 19 is just such an example that points to the fingerprints of the Creator. The creation not only points to the Creator, but also applauds His works.
Read Psalm 19:1-6 but read it slowly so you can take it all in.
1 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. 2 Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. 3 There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. 4 Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. In the heavens he has pitched a tent for the sun, 5 which is like a bridegroom coming forth from his pavilion, like a champion rejoicing to run his course. 6 It rises at one end of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other; nothing is hidden from its heat.
God’s fingerprints are all over what He has made. Like looking at the snow and seeing a footprint. The footprint tells you that someone was there and points to someone greater than the footprint. That footprint has a maker.
The heavens (stars, moon, sun, sunsets, storms, thunder, nature) are telling a story. They declare a message about God.
God is not silent about His presence. Creation narrates a story that reveals the glory of God. He gives us a message without words, like tears on someone’s face. The message is loud and clear that He exists and He is a God of power, greatness, wisdom and beauty.
2 Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. 3 There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard.
Notice, this is a continuous message: “Day after day and night after night.” At night the sky speaks. In the day the sky speaks. God has not left Himself without a witness. If you miss it one day you can get it the next.
It is not hidden or concealed so only a few people see it or hear its message. God wants us to know Him. He is not whispering.
The moon and stars you see in Green Bay are the same moon and stars people see in Great Britain, Texas or Bonduel. They are a witness that you are not alone in whatever you are going through in this season of your life.
God not only creates, He sustains and upholds His creation. He can keep your life together, sustain your marriage, speak to you in your fears, meet you in your loneliness, protect your kids and provide you a job.
God is not distant and silent. He may seem like He is when you’re going through a financial or vocational change due to a job loss, divorce or illness. He is at work. Pour out your heart to Him and ask Him for enabling grace for what the day brings.
The next time there is a clear night, go outside and look up. Look at the rocks in the sky. They are fingerprints of the Creator telling you that you are not alone when your world it turned upside down.
You will be able to see that God is in the darkness as well as in the light. Matthew Henry said, “God hides Himself in the darkness but is never far away.”