The Heavens Declare

Thursday – November 4, 2021


“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” – Psalm 19:1

A hundred years ago, in certain parts of the Alps in Europe, where the people lived scattered about as shepherds, there prevailed a beautiful and touching custom that softened somewhat the dreary loneliness of their solitary life. Just as the sun left the valleys, and its last rays faintly gilded the snow-capped summits of the mountains, the shepherd whose hut was situated on the highest peak took his horn, and with trumpet voice cried: "Praise the Lord!" Instantly all the other shepherds, stood at the thresholds of their cabins, repeating, one after the other, the same appeal, until the echo resounds far and wide, from rock to rock and deep to deep, "Praise the Lord!" A solemn silence succeeded the last notes as they die away, and each shepherd knelt, bareheaded, in prayer. Later when the mantle of night completely enveloped the mountains, once more the horn was heard to resound with the words "Good night!" and the shepherds peacefully retired to their solitary abodes.

Let everyone declare the glory of God! Today in prayer, praise Jesus for He is the Creator of all things.

“Resolve to spend most of your time in thanksgiving and praising God.” – Hence Baxter

God’s Word: “Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all you shining stars. Praise him, you highest heavens and you waters above the skies.” – Psalm 148:3-4