To Him who made the great lights!


To Him who made the great lights, For His lovingkindness is everlasting:
(Psalms 136:7 NASB)
The sun to rule by day, For His lovingkindness is everlasting,
(Psalms 136:8 NASB)
The moon and stars to rule by night, For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
(Psalms 136:9 NASB)



This is a psalm of praise and thanksgiving for what God has done in the life of his people. There are times when God does things that leave us rather speechless. Here the Psalmist thanks God for creating the great lights! What are they? The sun, the moon and the stars which are in the sky. These are the great lights of God which are a daily reminder of the everlasting lovingkindness of God.



Does God ever leave us speechless? When we stop to think about the things that God has done for us, are we left wondering how in the world we can even express his love to others. This phrase, "the great lights" is fascinating. Even today, when we have amazing technology we can do nothing that would even come close to creating the kind of light that God does. All of our lights are miniscule compared to that of the sun. Even within the small space of a home we cannot create the kind of light which God does, that filters through our windows and lights every nook and cranny. We all know how dirty our house looks on a really sunny day!

Probably our greatest attempt at replicating the work of God in terms of lighting is what we do at a large sports arena. And yet -- no matter what we do as humans, we will never match what God has done in creating the "great lights." As we look at the "great lights" on a daily basis, they are a reminder that the God who created them is the same God who loves and cares for you and me. He wants us to know that he loves us and wants to care for us.

What has God done for us today which is beyond description?



Lord, thank you for your lovingkindness and care for me on a daily basis. There aren't enough words to thank you for all that you have done for us. Please, just help me to be faithful every single day and may I not miss seeing your hand working in the world. Amen.


  1. "We all know how dirty our house looks on a really sunny day!" Might we be seeing some of our relatives???


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