Chapter-a-Day Psalm 104

A peek at Pikes Peak. What a wildly wonderful world, God! You made it all, with Wisdom at your side, made earth overflow with your wonderful creations. Psalm 104:24 (MSG)

As I read the song writer's lyrics taking me through a tour of the wonders of nature, I had flashbacks of my own tour this past week. On Tuesday I watched the sunrise over the clouds at 30,000 feet. That's a sight beyond the imgaination of the Psalmist, and I experienced the breathtaking, blazing hues of orange across the soft blanket of pillow-like clouds. Tuesday and Wednesday I was in the warmth of Miami with a salty sea breeze in my face. My 9th floor hotel window gave me a spectacular view of the turquoise blue ocean. Thursday I drove through the vast ocean of midwest prairie and felt the chill of winter blasting my face. By late Thursday I stood in the warm, thin air at the feet of the Rocky mountains and gazed in wonder at Pike's Peak, glowing golden white in the late afternoon light. Friday, I drove through the unrelenting gusts of a midwest snowstorm.

What an amazing adventure to experience so much of God's creation in such a small span of time. That's a trip that the Psalmist would consider miraculous. And yet, until Psalm 104 reminded me this morning, I had not given it much thought. How callous and jaded I become when the spectacular becomes hum-drum.

Creative Commons photo courtesy of Flickrand gwennypics

It also reminds me of this clip a few friends posted on Facebook this weekend.


5 thoughts on “Chapter-a-Day Psalm 104”

  1. I just found your site and love it. My family and I went to see the great trees last spring and I will never forget hugging General Sherman, the largest tree in the world. For those who have never felt a Sequoia it does not feel like any other bark or tree I’ve ever known.
    Love your post. It took me back.

  2. One of my favorite things to do used to be sit on my porch swing to eat my lunch in the Spring/Summer/Autumn and just watch birds; bugs(as long as they weren’t biting me!); and the breeze through the trees. I could just sit there for hours and watch. I love to watch the sky at night or the lightning bugs flickering at dusk. I love to look at a wintered-tree against a bright-blue sky. I love to watch storms. I love to watch animals (except maybe reptiles :). I love to watch the beautiful paintings of sunrise & sunset anywhere, especially over the ocean. I love to remember that God made those moments just for me and praise Him for it!
    Yet, as much as I love all of that, I’m sorry to say that I sometimes get too caught up in the busy-ness of life (aka myself) to take the time to enjoy those things. It’s strange that I don’t make time for God when I know how much peace & joy He & the wonders of His creation brings to me.

  3. 4-30 What a wildly wonderful world, God!
    You made it all, with Wisdom at your side,
    made earth overflow with your wonderful creations.
    I can’t wait for spring. Each morning that the sun shines I look forward to green grass, budding trees, no coats….Yet my mind understands this verse today. One day it can be 15 degrees and snowing and the next 40 and melting. What a wonderful, wild world!

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