The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship. Day after day they continue to speak; night after night they make him known.
Lots of people think “we are not alone” simply by looking up at the sky (and watching too many scifi movies). Isn’t that why God made the sky the way he did? So that we would know we are not alone. But God didn’t create the exosphere to prove the existence of little green men (that's a human's idea); it’s proof of HIMSELF!
Maybe if God created the world in a box with a lid, there’d be no reason to look up; then people could have an excuse for denying his existence. But we can see the heavens. The ground is what’s finite; we stand on it and can’t observe it infinitely without a shovel ( a really good shovel). But this verse doesn’t say the ground proclaims the glory of God because the ground isn’t infinitely visible and expansive to the naked eye like the sky. No one sits and stares at the ground outside at night. But the night sky is filled with stars, comets and such – things that are not here – things beyond us. Everyone who believes in telescopes believe there are things beyond us. This is a logical progression of thought so much so that honest to goodness scientists try to explore space as far as they possibly can. To not acknowledge God because there isn’t “proof” is just as ridiculous as not acknowledging that there’s even more stuff out there in space we haven’t seen yet. Of course, there’s more to see; that’s why astronauts and astronomers keep looking!
God didn’t make looking up as finite and closed off as looking down seems to be so that when we look up we would easily be able to acknowledge him and his creation like a great, big physical invitation. I love to look up. Even the old encouraging phrase, “Look up, things will be ok,” is literally spot on. Looking up shows us something infinite and wonderful, and that certainly sounds exactly like God!
And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.
And as complex as God is, he sure made himself easy to find; look up!
Thank you for displaying things that are beyond what I can touch and see as literal proof that what I experience in life isn’t all there is. There is more, so much more about life that can’t be contained because you are infinite. But for as complex as you are, you made yourself easy to find, and I am so glad. Thank you so much! I love you and praise you and pray in Jesus’ name, amen.