“Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good.” Ge 1:31 NKJV
The first reaction recorded in Scripture is God’s reaction to His own creation. He stepped back at the end of each day, looked at what He had made, and said, “It’s good.” Then on the sixth day when creation was complete, He said, “It’s very good.” This is why we feel so spiritual when we watch an ocean sunset or the towering summit of a mountain. Thomas Carlyle said, “Worship is transcendent wonder. Wonder for which there is no limit or measure; that is worship.” It’s standing in amazement of the Creator and His creation. It’s translating the beauty of creation into worship of the Creator. It’s thanking God for splendid sunrises and dazzling stars and unique snowflakes. It’s giving credit where credit is due—to the Creator. The psalmist captured it in the words: “The heavens declare the glory of God” (Ps 19:1). The musical group U2 captured it in the words of their hit song “Beautiful Day.” Such wonder is also an act of worship. One pastor writes: “The sunrise is so consistent that we take it for granted, but few things are as miraculous as the celestial dance that takes place on a daily basis. The earth spins on its axis at a speed of 1,000 mph. And while [it] rotates 360 degrees on its axis every twenty-four hours, it is also hurtling through space at the unimaginable speed of 67,000 mph. You may not have any big plans for today, but you will travel 1.6 million miles in your annual lap around the sun. Quite an accomplishment!” So, take time to wonder and worship God.