When I think about the universe, it isn’t too long before my head starts to turn itself inside out with the effort of attempting to fathom the unfathomable! The sheer size and scale of the known universe is simply mind-blowing – and then to even consider the unknown universe sends my brain into meltdown. And this psalm seems to suggest that the heavens’ job is to declare the glory of God – to reveal knowledge about him to the ends of the earth.
I’ve been thinking a bit about ‘glory’ recently. What does the word conjure up for you, I wonder? We had a look together at John 17 at New Staff Retreat and you can’t read that chapter without encountering the idea of ‘glory’. Jesus prays that he will be glorified, just as he has brought glory to his father on earth.
The big day came to carry the baton through the place I have the joy of living in, and amongst the people who are in my community. I really enjoyed the build up with the other baton bearers... all a bit nervous but feeling proud. It's all about the 'spirit of friendship' and that was the case for me.