Psalm 36:5-7a (NIV)
5 Your love, LORD, reaches to the heavens,The 11th century BC lyrical king of Israel used the image of nature to attempt to describe God's love, glory and power. While David was certainly not a pantheist [one who believes that God is resident (contained) in nature], he knew God as the Creator of nature. Therefore, David could see God's thumbprint all over the scene.
your faithfulness to the skies.
6 Your righteousness is like the highest mountains,
your justice like the great deep.
You, LORD, preserve both people and animals.
7 How priceless is your unfailing love, O God!
Here in Alaska, the snow machines rest as the ATVs emerge; the skis (except those on the feet of the brave few water skiing) lean behind doors until snow falls again. Summer, while not here to stay, is here! We notice and celebrate the beauties of the earth which David pointed to in his lyrical praise to God.
Love reaching to the heavensDavid saw God's masterpiece when his eyes met creation; what do you see?
Faithfulness to the skies
Righteousness is like the highest mountains
Justice like the great deep
Do you see . . .
We are blessed to live in places full of beauty. According to the Scriptures, followers of Christ are to do all things as to glorify Him. That being the case, we who believe and live in the 49th State recognize that our enjoyment of the Alaskan summer should glorify God.
Do so where you live.
Some believers in God proclaim that they don't need church God calls His followers to be the Church and, therefore, that reasoning is inadequate. Those that hold that view do, however, have one thing right. We can worship God outside. As you go outside, take Him with you wherever you go. Glorify God with your summer.