Psalm 29

Have you ever had the opportunity to go out to the Rockies? Back in the early 80’s, I lived in Colorado and going up into the mountains was one of my favorite things to do. Driving up above the tundra, where there was limited vegetation, you could see for miles. The open sky, the open countryside, the fresh air; the majesty of God’s creation. Just sitting on the side of a mountain could easily be described as my happy place. No agenda. No hurry. Just calm and peace. And while up there away from the cares of the city, I could take a moment to breathe in the splendor and majesty of the Lord’s creation.

The psalmist, David, describes the power of our Lord’s voice in today’s psalm. I can just imagine the volume and crescendo as the Lord declares ‘let there be light’ in Genesis 1. David describes the voice of the Lord in the following statements.

The voice of the Lord:

Echoes above the sea

Is powerful

Is majestic

Splits the mighty cedars

Strikes with bolts of lightening

Makes the barren wilderness quake

Can you hear him? Can you hear him above the noise? Can you see how powerful and majestic he is? I know when I slow down for a minute and look around me, I can see him in the beauty around me. Tonight, when I was at the grocery store, I noticed bouquets of beautiful red roses. They looked and smelled just divine – and you know what, the Lord created those for our enjoyment.

Honor the Lord for the glory of his name. Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness. Psalm 29:2