Lord, I praise you for your creativity and love of beauty: last night walking home in dark, the stars were so bright and clear, the sliver of a new moon so distinct in the sky—and this despite so much light pollution. It was a stimulating sight, a reminder of how vast the universe is, of how small and insignificant we are.
It reminds me of the privileged planet concept, noticing that you have placed this planet in just the right way in our galaxy so we can view much of what you have made, unobstructed by dust and other heavenly bodies. You considered all the factors and hung the earth in just the right position.
I praise you, Lord God, that you do the same thing in the life of each individual who has ever lived: worked to place them in situations that would draw them to yourself. You placed the creation before them to prepare their hearts (Romans 1:18-20), you send the Holy Spirit working to convict each of their need for Christ (John 16:7-11), you send dreams and visions (Acts 9), you sent your Word, you send your children to share with them (Acts 10). I praise you for your great love and compassion, your thoroughness and diligence, your faithfulness and provision.
May I be a beacon of heavenly knowledge today to all around me in whatever I do and say; may you be glorified in my thoughts, perspectives, motives, actions and words. May those around me be drawn to you by your Spirit filling me and spilling over onto them. May I be a strong, sweet smell of grace, goodness, godliness and graciousness to all those I meet so that you may be glorified and pleased, so that they may be enlightened, drawn to you and enter your Kingdom of Light.