The Glory of God

[M]ay the whole earth be
filled with his glory.
  —Psalm 72:19

After viewing earth from space, Payload Specialist Charles Walker said: “I felt strangely unfulfilled. Here was a tremendous visual spectacle, but viewed in silence. There was no grand musical accompaniment, no triumphant, inspired sonata or symphony. Each one of us must write the music of this sphere for ourselves.”

The title of the music we write, lifted from David’s doxology, should be “The Glory of God”: “Praise be to the Lord God, the God of Israel, who alone does marvelous deeds. Praise be to his glorious name forever; may the whole earth be filled with his glory” (Ps 72:18–19).

Our song will be discordant, for we “fall short of the glory of God” (Rom 3:23). But we don’t sing solo; the whole earth harmonizes, giving glory to God.

The important thing is the Big He,
not the Big Me.

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