Many, O Lord, My God, are the wonders you have done. The things you planned for us, no one can account to you; were I to speak and tell of them, they would be too many to declare. Psalm 40: 5
On this 25th day of November, we give God gratitude and praise for the wonders He has done in our lives and in our world.
I’ve always been intrigued by the “7 Natural Wonders of the World”. Why were there only 7 of God’s magnificent creations chosen when there are so many? Why not 10, 100, or even 1000? Yet, I’ve always heard that if you see these 7, there is absolutely no way that you can doubt the evidence of God – that you will come away moved to tears at the sight of His power and glory.
I would love to stand before each one of them and gaze at their beauty and uniqueness, and I have no doubt, that I, too, would be in awe of the “work of His hands.” But we certainly don’t have to travel the world to see evidence of God and His wonders all around us each and every day, do we? We see His glory in the beauty of a blue sky, in the light and warmth from the sun, in the rains that fall, and in the moon and stars that appear in the heavens. We see His Hand in the miracle of a newborn baby, in a child’s laughter, and in a mother’s love. We feel His love and grace in our families and friends, and in people all around us.
“Many, O Lord, are the wonders you have done. The things you planned for us. . . they would be too many to declare.” Not only has our God given us the wonders of nature, but if we pause and reflect on our lives, we’ll find we have even more reason to praise and honor Him.
This beautiful verse from Psalm 40 reminds us that we’ll never know all the ways God has touched our lives; nor will we ever be able to count the ones we do. For there is no greater gift, than the “wonders” God has done for us – the many, loving thoughts He has had about us, the providential care He has given, the compassion and mercy He has shown, the gracious counsel He has provided, and the saving grace He has bestowed upon us. We are His greatest creation, the one He is most proud of, and the one He cherishes the most. And it’s simply inconceivable for us to know how much He loves us, or to understand all the things He has done for us – things that only our amazing God could do and no one else.
What plans He has for us. We see that our God is so much bigger and greater than we could ever envision Him to be – as we recognize not only what He has done in our lives, but also in the lives of those around us. What blessings He has given and what “work” He has done, and is doing, to make us more of who He would have us be. How grateful we are, that as we grow in knowledge of Him, we grow in faith and trust, as well. How grateful we are for the “wonders” He has done.
Our heavenly Father, we give you all honor, glory, and praise for the wonders of your creation and for the wonders you have done in our own lives. May we be found worthy to show others the life they can have in you. Amen