His Greatness

1 Praise the Lord.
Praise God in his sanctuary;
2 Praise him for his acts of power;
praise him for his surpassing greatness.
3 Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet,
praise him with the harp and lyre,
4 praise him with timbrel and dancing,
praise him with the strings and pipe,
5 praise him with the clash of cymbals,
praise him with resounding cymbals.

6 Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.

Praise the Lord. Psalm 150:2

Words cannot accurately describe God’s greatness, though we sometimes try. His greatness is to be experienced first hand.

I’ve tried to describe the Northern Lights to people who have never seen them. Twenty-five years ago when my mother came to visit me in Alaska in the Summer time, we visited a museum that had a ongoing video display of the Northern Lights. After about 20 seconds, she nodded her head and moved on. Ah! How could she? I mean, these were the famous Northern Lights! I later realized that the entire experience of the Northern Lights in Fairbanks Alaska was the bitter cold, long darkness, and a few minutes to spare when you least expect it. Then you would be entertained by an all natural light show like none you’ve ever experienced. A video or ten paragraphs cannot adequately describe the experience of the Northern Lights.

When you’ve experienced the power and majesty of Almighty God, it’s difficult to describe the experience. In the case of natural occurrences such as the Northern Lights, a lingering sunset, or even a newborn baby, we come away in awe.

As a clear example of this, in Luke 2:19 we see that Mary “treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart” as it related to the events surrounding Jesus’ birth.

Take some time today to notice God’s surpassing greatness. You’ll be amazed at all the opportunities there are to experience them.

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