Praise the Maker
From Psalm 104
Hope from Today's Reading:
"You make springs gush forth in the valleys; they flow between the hills ... from your lofty abode you water the mountains; the earth is satisfied with the fruit of your work." (Psalm 104:10, 13 ESV)
Notice the verb tense here—"you make" and "you water." These aren't the only present-tense verbs in this psalm. "You cause the grass to grow" (v. 14), "you make darkness" (v. 20), and "when you open your hand, they are filled with good things" (v. 28) are a few others.
The point? God didn't just make the earth, the trees, the animals, the beauty you see around you. God makes, as in, continues to create, continues to provide, continues to breath life over you and everything above, beneath, beside, and behind you.
Will you take a minute to praise Him today as your continuing Creator? Unlike the people who built your house, put up your fence, or made your car, He doesn't create something and walk away, leaving you to tend to it on your own. He's invested—forever—in His creation, continually watching over it, caring and providing.
Do you realize what this means? He's never walked away from day one of having made you.