I believe the Lord has set the weather in motion, sort of on auto-pilot but he also knows when the sky is going to be extra beautiful on any given day. I believe when that happens He tells all those present in His throne room, “They're going to love this!” The thing that is such a wonderful thought is that He intimately knows every one who will notice His beautiful sunrises and sunsets.
He also knows intimately those who don't notice, and it makes His sad, knowing the joy they miss out when they are too busy to notice His handiwork.
Walking my Jericho, I thought of the song by Rich Mullins, Step By Step
“Sometimes the sky was beautiful
Sometimes the clouds looks so far away
Sometimes it seemed to stoop so close
You could touch it but your heart would break...”
The heavens proclaim the glory of God.
The skies display his craftsmanship.
Day after day they continue to speak;
night after night they make him known.
They speak without a sound or word;
their voice is never heard.
Yet their message has gone throughout the earth,
and their words to all the world.
God has made a home in the heavens for the sun.
It bursts forth like a radiant bridegroom after his wedding.
It rejoices like a great athlete eager to run the race.
The sun rises at one end of the heavens
and follows its course to the other end.
Nothing can hide from its heat.
The instructions of the Lord are perfect,
reviving the soul.
The decrees of the Lord are trustworthy,
making wise the simple.
The commandments of the Lord are right,
bringing joy to the heart.
The commands of the Lord are clear,
giving insight for living.
Reverence for the Lord is pure,
The laws of the Lord are true;
each one is fair.
They are more desirable than gold,
even the finest gold.
They are sweeter than honey,
even honey dripping from the comb.
They are a warning to your servant,
a great reward for those who obey them.
How can I know all the sins lurking in my heart?
Cleanse me from these hidden faults.
Keep your servant from deliberate sins!
Don’t let them control me.
Then I will be free of guilt
and innocent of great sin.
May the words of my mouth
and the meditation of my heart
be pleasing to you,
O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.