Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good. His love endures forever. -Psalm 136:1 (NIV)

The LORD will work out his plans for my life–for your faithful love, O LORD, endures forever. Don’t abandon me, for you made me. -Psalm 138:8 (NLT)

If you’ve never done it, or it’s been a while, consider stopping in your tracks the next time you’re outside. Look straight up into the sky, into its vastness. Take a deep breath, then slowly exhale. Feel the sunlight (or maybe moonlight), and see how it bounces off everything around you.

God made all these things…the sun, the moon, the stars, the earth, the air you breathe…and topped it all off with making you in His image to be here in the midst of it. And even in the vastness of all you behold, He is incomprehensibly bigger than all of that.

He opened the eyes of your heart to Him…remember when that happened? He forever changed how you perceive the world…you could see you are a blessed and important part of His creation.

No matter what’s going on in your life…no matter how wonderful or how traumatic…He is the constant. He is always there, everlasting to everlasting. He is the beautiful One, who is always with you, and who will never leave you or forsake you. As His children, let us sing His praises in all we think, say, and do…and make our lives a sweet-smelling sacrifice to Him all the days of our lives.

Today’s soundtrack

By The Tree’s rendition of “Beautiful One” is powerfully moving and upbeat in its pacing. Enjoy.