You are clothed with splendor and majesty,
covering yourself with light as with a garment (PS 104.1-2)
The Psalmist poetically compares the creation with God’s clothing. We can’t see God, but he shows us something of himself by his “clothing” – the creation.
Charles Spurgeon says “Garments both conceal and reveal a person, and [so does the creation] of God.”
The universe both conceals and reveals God. It conceals God – we can’t see him in his infinite glory as he really is. It also reveals God – the majesty of the heavens and the beauty of the earth hints at how infinitely glorious, breathtaking and marvelous Jesus Christ must be.
“It makes us feel how altogether inconceivable the personal glory of the Lord must be; if light itself is but his garment and veil, what must be the blazing splendor of his own essential being!” (Spurgeon).
“All of nature can only hint at God’s greatness, just as a person’s clothing can only give a suggestion of what the person is really like.” (Michael E. Travers)
The trees where I live in Western Pennsylvania are in full fall splendor now. The colors are almost neon at times, they burn and glow with incandescence. I’m almost ravished by beauty of creation at times. What will the sight of Jesus’ face do to me? I can’t wait.
How does the creation point you to the glory of Christ?
photo by VancityAllie