As millions of others, I gazed with wonder at the eclipse of the sun on Monday, August 21, 2017. Even though I live in a rural area, the night skies are dimmed by manmade lights. I remember as a child in the fifties going outside at night, looking up, and being able to recognize star clusters such as the Big and Little Dippers. I haven't seen that wonder in decades.

At the moment of totality, our small group heard over our own gasps of delight, a roar from close to a mile away of other groups raising their voices in wonder as well. I believe God was delighted at our delight at an event he planned and designed long before any of us were born. The heavens and its wonders are his workmanship. He is the artist.

How often do we think about ourselves as being God’s workmanship?

For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Ephesians 2:10

Do we ever think about God delighting in us? Listen to the psalmist:

For the LORD takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with his salvation. Let the saints rejoice in this honor and sing for joy on their beds.
Psalm 149:3-4

When we think about the Creator God and all his amazing creation, how can we not raise our voices in awe? Let us do as the psalmist writes:

Praise the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary; Praise him in his mighty heavens. Praise him for his acts of power; Praise him for his surpassing greatness… Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the Lord.
Psalm 150:1-6

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