Creation’s Praise

Author: G. Kam Congleton — Host: Dylan KraayenbrinkPosted on: June 8, 2024

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Creation's Praise

READ: PSALMS 19:1-4; 148:1-14; ISAIAH 55:12

A silver moon,
a single star,
shining in the morning dark.

Waves are gently
rolling in,
riding on the restless wind.

Sleek and smooth,
sands lie fresh,
washed by the ocean’s salty breath.

Daybreak beams
soft and bright,
rejoicing in the coming light!

So may we,
with hope revived—
praise Him with the morning tide.

Today’s poem was inspired by a moment when I sensed creation joyously reflecting God’s glory and beauty. The Bible shows us that all creation praises God as Creator. Psalm 148 says this includes the heavenly host, things on earth, in the ocean—even the sun, wind, and rain. And, last but not least, it includes people. • G. Kam Congleton

• Can you think of a time when you experienced a moment of wonder at God’s creation? As you read today’s Scriptures, consider taking some time to ponder the ways God may be revealing Himself to you— whether it be through creation, His Word, or specific people or circumstances. Then, maybe sing a favorite song of praise, or write down a simple prayer or poem to help you celebrate that moment in praise to Jesus. (Luke 19:37-40; Colossians 1:15-23)

Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all you shining stars. Psalm 148:3 (NIV)