Psalm 8:1b “…how majestic is your name in all the earth!”
[Your name, O Eternal God, is pure and powerful, high and holy, great and good. You move with majesty, unrushed, sure, full of grace and glory. You are majestic and mighty, the only One with no beginning and no end. You are the One to be extolled and lifted up before all creation.
Truly, your name is to be exalted above all in the earth, above the heavens, above all in the universe. It is to be honored by our reverence, our obedience, our awe and worship. You are to be exalted throughout the whole earth, by every person in every place at every moment, for all of time and beyond–for you are worthy.]
“You have set your glory above the heavens.”
[You, who spoke and created the stars, who stretched out the heavens with your hand, who set the limits for time and tide, you are far beyond the universed, you are outside of time, you are beyond human comprehension.
Your glory is far above us, far beyond what we can imagine, yet in your grace you give us glimpses into the beauty of your character. I see echoes of your glory in Springtime with the wealth of flowers, each more lovely than the last. I see your glory in their colors—bright and gentle, rich and wonderful; in their shapes—varied and pleasant, crisp and smooth; in their scents—pleasing and positive, pure and powerful.
So it is with you, Lord: you are beautiful, lovely, colorful, richly scented, wonderfully complex and grandly inspiring—and much more so than anything we can imagine in our earth-bound understanding. Truly your glory is great, stretching far beyond the limits of the universe.
Help me to remember this and to continually stand in awe of you, to honor you today by wholehearted obedience to what I know to be true.]