I love sunsets. (I love sunrises, too, but I prefer to be asleep when they’re happening.) The glorious colors spread over the horizon, as if God took a handful of paintbrushes and danced across the sky. The brilliant sight reminds me of two things I know are true: there is a Creator who makes beauty and the Creator is glorious.
While the beauty of nature points us to God’s glory, Psalm 102 teaches us that God’s glory is even greater than the fading glory of His creation:
“Of old you laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. They will perish, but you will remain; they will all wear out like a garment. You will change them like a robe, and they will pass away, but you are the same, and your years have no end.” (Psalm 102:25-27)
The heavens are the work of His hands, and they are glorious. But one day, He will change them like He’s changing His clothes. The creation we see now will pass away, but the Lord will remain.
So what does this mean for us on an ordinary Monday when we feel overwhelmed by the week ahead?
Created things, such as sunsets, nature, people, and possessions, can be beautiful, glorious blessings in our lives. But these things don’t stay the same. They will not last forever, and they will eventually pass away.
The Lord is the one Who will always remain. His power and glory will never fade. Those colorful sunsets can remind us of this truth: we are loved and redeemed by a glorious Creator who will never change and whose years have no end.
The psalmist goes on to say:“The children of your servants shall dwell secure; their offspring shall be established before you.” (Psalm 102:28)
The knowledge of God’s eternal nature isn’t abstract; it’s personal. Because of God’s unchanging glory, we know that He will keep all His covenant promises – to us and to future generations of those who trust in Him.
No matter what you face this week, the glory and power of God will remain forever.Share