God and Father of all

The Word

The heavens are yours, and the earth is yours; everything in the world is yours—you created it all. (Psalm 89:11)


Some time ago on a mission trip to Central America, I was the only passenger being driven to a small village. The road was narrow and wound through a hilly region of very beautiful jungle. Sprinkled here and there, along the way, were a few small dwellings and areas in the bush where the vegetation had been cleared to provide a field for a few livestock or crops. These plots of land had sufficient room to sustain a small family, with perhaps just enough left over to sell produce in the nearest village to help provide a humble income. Other than these tiny domesticated areas, the region was covered by lush, beautiful jungle.

In contrast, a separate trip had me on a ship overlooking a massive glacier that stretched through a valley and extended into the sea. The valley was framed by a backdrop of Alaska’s majestic mountains and rugged landscape—all sheltered under the deepest blue sky I have ever seen.

As wonderful and beautiful as these places were, they are only two of God’s beautiful locations within this massive earth. The majesty of the heavens and earth are captivating and breathtaking. Even with advanced science and technology, attempts to capture and replicate the beauty in film and photo escapes us, it is too wonderful, too magnificent.

God our Father made it all, maintains it all, and all of it—including humanity—exists for his good pleasure and glory.


You are majestic in all your ways and in all you have made. You are alone God and you have no equal. You alone are worthy of glory, honor, and worship. I praise your name this morning, O Most High! Amen.

“Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy.”