This day– this wonderfully good day, has been a flood of kindness for my soul. Sitting on my deck soaking up the Alaskan sun, I’m jolted by a considerable awe at the created world that swirls around me.
I haven’t though these thoughts for a long time. But now they visit me, and I think it may be time to entertain them.
If creation is wonderful, the Creator is more so. He is responsible for everything I see. And living in Alaska gives me ample things to see and ponder.
I sat and mulled over a very persistent question. “Why is there ‘something’ instead of nothing?” There is nature that we see and touch. We take pictures of it. Our artists and writers and poets work out of this wonder that surrounds us all.
I was stunned when I first saw this picture of this wren. He is so wonderfully blue– a masterpiece meticulously ‘manufactured’ by Someone. I am left with an authentic awe and reverence that is left behind like when the tide goes out.
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1, NLT
“Be glad; rejoice forever in my creation!” Isaiah 65:18
“For all creation is waiting eagerly for that future day when God will reveal who his children really are.” Romans 8:19
“He existed before anything else, and he holds all creation together.” Colossians 1:17
What we see and touch is full evidence of God the Creator. He reveals himself– what he is like. His character is seen all around us. We describe His faithfulness which is like the mountains. His love is like the ocean, and He also finds time to feed every sparrow that He has made. His fingerprints are on everything.
We enter a classroom, when we step outside our house. My problem is my “drone-ability.” (I just invented a new word.) I move through the creation blind, without really perceiving it. I can be completely impervious to the glory of God swirling around me. And I really don’t want to be this way. I want to live in wonder.
- Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the (churchatliberty.com)
- STOP! Be still…Take a moment to see the reality and power of God in his creation! (voiceofthepersecuted.wordpress.com)