Over the last couple of weeks, hasn’t it been wonderful to see blue skies and sunshine again? And, for me an even greater joy, the night sky in all its magnificent glory. The constellation of Orion hanging high in the heavens with bright Sirius to the south, is one of the most beautiful sights I know. It is also amazing to realise that some of those stars are so far away that the light I see has been travelling since before Scotland became a nation; or that the fuzzier lights are in fact fantastic formations of gas and dust where giant new stars are being born from tiny atoms.
It is mind-blowing to contemplate how immense, varied, intricate and beautiful the universe is. And then to realise that the God who called all this into being must be even bigger, more creative, more imaginative, more exuberantly generous than I can possibly imagine.
‘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 display knowledge’
The Heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament showeth His handiwork