When I get a slow moment, I love to sit in my sunroom. Watching out the windows I’ve seen creatures enjoying my garden. From the same view, I’ve seen storms blow in, fireflies light up the yard, and bunnies hop along. I’ve heard bullfrogs and cicadas in the distance and marveled at sunsets lighting the sky & satellites flying through the stars. All these wonderful sights from one special spot. But there is so much more to these things than just their beauty. They actively reveal God’s glory.

Reveal, in the dictionary, means to make (previously unknown information) known to others; to cause or allow (something) to be seen. Even more, Biblical revelation is to make known through divine inspiration and to disclose from heaven. 

The Bible says, “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the end of the world.”

Psalm 19:1-4a

Now, I love to (try) and memorize scripture. One of the reasons I love memorizing scriptures is because God reveals the Truth of His Word to my heart in a deeper way when I put it to memory. But when something is put into music, I am likely to remember it almost perfectly. This is evidenced when any 90’s song starts playing, and the lyrics instantly pop back into my head (and I usually bring along a dance party with it!). So when I read Psalm 19, the worship song “So Will I” instantly pops into my head to help me remember its truth. Part of the song says:

“If it all reveals Your nature, so will I
I can see Your heart in everything You say
Every painted sky, a canvas of Your grace
If creation still obeys You, so will I

If the stars were made to worship, so will I
If the mountains bow in reverence, so will I
If the oceans roar Your greatness, so will I
For if everything exists to lift You high, so will I
And if the wind goes where You send it, so will I
If the rocks cry out in silence, so will I.

When I sit and observe what God’s creation says to me and what it reveals to me, I am reminded of God’s nature. God cares about the little details of my life and that who He is, in all these details, is revealed around me. So when you see the stars tonight, let them reveal to you something about the light and beauty of Christ. When you hear the songs of the frogs and birds, let it be a worship melody that flows over you. The final verse of  “So Will I” carries on with:

“I can see in Your heart eight billion different ways
Every precious one, a child You died to save
If You gave Your life to love them, so will I.”

And so when we see those eight billion children of God that we pass by each day, let it be a reminder to reveal to those around us the good news, the truth, of who God is. We have spent the last five weeks reading, writing, capturing, walking, and wearing God’s character… now it’s time to reveal it to ourselves and others!