The Firmament shows His handiwork...
A Psalm of David ~ “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows his handiwork.” Psalm 19:1
Firmament is one of those ‘Biblical’ words that sound impressive and profound even when describing the most common things. It means, effectively, the whole world… everything under Heaven. It’s a good word because the world really is pretty impressive and profound.
We just got back from a family trip to the Grand Canyon and several national parks in Utah. The picture above was snapped in Zion National Park. The image barely does justice to the enormity of its beauty.
We often think of the grandeur of the universe when considering God’s creative genius, but a walk through these canyons reveals just as much glory as the heavens do. It’s been said that the rocks cry out with a declaration of God’s existence – they really do.
The common dogma among Geologists is that these canyons were formed after thousands of feet of sediment were deposited over millions of years and then carved out by the rivers that run through them. Some scientists disagree with that view, pointing out the clear evidence of a tremendous cataclysm that formed them.
The Bible supports the second view – as we stood beside and on top of these cliffs it was not hard to imagine the Genesis flood first laying down these vast sediments and then carving out these canyons as those waters retreated.
Whichever way God created them – they are truly clear evidence of His handiwork!