O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together. Psalm 34:3 KJV
When our grandson Brennan was five he loved to watch bugs. When he joined us on a camping trip, we made sure that he enjoyed some bug watching time. He would bring his magnifying glass, clear plastic bug box, and resource book. As we helped him scoop up a bug for the box, his eyes lit up with excitement. He delighted in his find as he used his magnifier to see the complexities of some of God’s smallest creations. Because the magnifying glass allowed Brennan to see his find, he eagerly desired to learn more about it.
The psalmist David reminds us to magnify God in the same way. We delight in getting closer to him through prayer and His Word, leading us to exalt Him in all His beauty and glory. When we magnify the Lord, we lift Him up for others to see. As our friends and family see God’s involvement in our daily lives, they too may want to take a closer look at Him. Today, let’s share Him with someone—lifted up and magnified.
Dear God, today may I magnify You in everything I do and with everyone I meet. Thank You for Your involvement in our daily lives. Help others to see You through our actions and speech.
I love to walk with and write about our great God and my Savior, Jesus Christ. Now in my senior years, I can say, looking back at the joys, difficulties, and challenges of life, "I know that my Redeemer lives," (Job 19:25 NIV). I am a retired teacher and author of many published articles, and contributor to two books--God Still Meets Needs (Littleton)and Grandparenting Through Obstacles: Overcoming Family Challenges to Reach Your Grandchildren for Christ (Wilburn,Butts). I am also author of In God's Creation: Devotions for the Outdoors and In God's Creation: Devotions for the Beach. Both books are available on Amazon and www.booknofurther.com.