“Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies. Your righteousness is like the highest mountains, your justice like the great deep. You, Lord, preserve both people and animals.” (Psalm 36:5-6, NIV)
When we take the time to look around us, it is easy to be impressed by God’s virtuosity. The twinkling stars and other heavenly bodies mystify and fascinate us as much today as they did when David wrote today’s reading from the Psalms. On earth, the plants of the earth purify the air we breath, delight our eyes with their buds and flowers, and nourish our bodies as food. We also have a common Creator with all of the animals, whether wild or domesticated — and He preserves all.
Beware of becoming a “practical atheist” through inattention to all that is around us. Look up; look around — and believe. – Luther