their great Original proclaim

I’ve had time this evening to relax outside, visiting with a friend, sipping iced coffee, calling across the creek to a neighbor … all the while enjoying the various shades of blues and greens in nature.  The sky, clouds, sun, moon … all shout today of the divine creator!

The spacious firmament on high,
With all the blue ethereal sky,
And spangled heavens, a shining frame
Their great Original proclaim.
Th’unwearied sun, from day to day,
Does his Creator’s powers display,
And publishes to every land
The work of an Almighty Hand.

Soon as the evening shades prevail
The moon takes up the wondrous tale,
And nightly to the listening earth
Repeats the story of her birth;
While all the stars that round her burn
And all the planets in their turn,
Confirm the tidings as they roll,
And spread the truth from pole to pole.

What though in solemn silence all
Move round the dark terrestrial ball?
What though no real voice nor sound
Amid the radiant orbs be found?
In reason’s ear they all rejoice,
And utter forth a glorious voice,
Forever singing as they shine,
“The hand that made us is divine.”

~ Joseph Addison

God’s glory is on tour in the skies, God-craft on exhibit across the horizon.  Madame Day holds classes every morning, Professor Night lectures each evening.  Their words aren’t heard, their voices aren’t recorded, But their silence fills the earth:  unspoken truth is spoken everywhere.  ~Peterson’s paraphrase Psalm 19:1-4

 

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