Gazing In Amazement

     When Jesus ascended into heaven from the Mount of Olives His disciples watched in gripping awe.  Two white clad angels appeared and said, “Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven…”  The disciples’ gaze was riveted on the disappearing Jesus. 

     I wish to speak of another time and person who gazed into the heavens with awe and wonderment and recorded its impact upon him.  “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.”  Psalm 19:1. The author of this revelation was King David.  Many times I suppose King David sat on a hilltop or stood on the plain and gazed into heavens with awe and reverence.

     Why did King David so much enjoy gazing heavenward and to revel at its vastness and innumerable host?  Because to him this vast captivating scene revealed Creator God.  This magnificent cosmic picture showed to King David the God of all creation.  I suspect that intently gazing into the heavens was an oft repeated pleasure for Israel’s King.

    How can people see the heavens above every day of their lives and not be turned to God?  That is the purpose of it all.  We have astronomers, scientists and educators who see no evidence of God in the heavens and foolishly proclaim a Godless universe.  These infidels confidently propagandize the tale of the “Big Bang” which needed no God. 

     How can it be that someone can gaze into the celestial expanse with its intricacy, complexity and permanency and not recognize the Creator?  One has to be blind – spiritually blind.  Paul identified this blindness in II Cor 4:4.  “In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not…”   The small god, Satan, has filled their minds with his “Big Bang” lie.

     Here is a wonderful spiritual exercise.  During some dark night stand where you have a panoramic view and GAZE deeply and intently into the heavens.  God will touch a Christian with His reality and greatness.  Why?  We are observing the physical (all the universe) declaration of God the Creator.  The twinkling objects dotting the night sky are His handiwork – His craft. 

     Yes, gazing into the heavens was an awesome experience for King David.  We too can experience the same if we will “peer in the spirit” into the celestial sphere above.  Gazing into heaven can bring us closer to God so let us GAZE IN AMAZEMENT.