God of Glory,

I have been thinking about creation lately. If you didn’t already know, you did a really good job with the whole creation thing. First, there are parts I can see. Like mountains and rivers and trees and all the usual things. These inspire and amaze me – just the basics. And as if that isn’t enough, there is a whole world so small I can never see it, at work all the time in my body and all around me. If you unraveled all of the DNA in my body, it would span 34 billion miles, reaching to Pluto (2.66 billion miles away) and back … six times. And if “going small” doesn’t amaze me enough, when I “go big,” it blows my mind. The earth itself seems big enough to me, but then to think of the universe – all of it created in an instant by your word. When I look up at Cassiopeia in the night sky, the light that comes into my eye left those stars 16,000 years ago! And that is a close constellation! I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know (because of course, you know everything) but I just am in awe. And then to think that many of the atoms I am made of, from the calcium in my bones to the iron in my blood, were brewed up in the heart of an exploding star billions of years ago. And you… you did it all. It was all a part of your incredible creative mind. And what is more – what are human beings that you care about us? (Psalm 8:4) That you put us at the pinnacle of your creation? And you made me and my sisters and brothers stewards of it, “to have dominion?” I tremble at the responsibility. Put me to your work, God. I can do nothing but worship you for your created order. Amen.