Pristine Grace

The Heavens Declare the Glory of God
Psalm 19:1
by Henry Mahan

"The heavens declare the glory of God: and the firmament showeth His handywork" (Psalm 19:1).

     During the French revolution, Jean Bon Andre said to a minister, "I will pull down all of your churches, your steeples, your places of worship that you may no longer have any object to remind you of your religious superstitions." "But," replied the minister, "You cannot pull down the sun, the moon, and the stars; these all declare the glory of God. If every house of prayer be destroyed, if every preacher be forced to keep silent, if every choir be no human voice again pronounce the name of God, the heavens above will forever declare His glory—the birds will sing His praise and the wind and waves will say, 'OUR GOD REIGNS!'"