July 13 – Creation Reveals

For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God. (Romans 1:20)

Relate: This picture is from the top of an old fire lookout on top of Mount Utsayantha. This is an historic lookout post from which a watch could be made over multiple small nearby towns. The fire tower stands at the top of the highest hill in the region from which you can see for miles and miles in every direction. I cannot begin to tell you how beautiful it is to look out from this tower in early autumn. There is no possible way a person can stand in that tower at the top of that mountain and be amazed by the breathtaking beauty of God’s creation.

Through high-school, my family used to go out camping with a few other families every Memorial and Labor Day. One of the most commonly used destinations was a campground right near Letchworth State  Park. The Genesee River runs through the park cutting cliffs into the sides of the hills and tumbling over three waterfalls. The number of places where you can just stop and be overwhelmed by the beauty is countless. One of my most memorable vistas was from about halfway up one of the 300 foot high cliffs where I watched the sunset over the cliff on the far side.

React: The beauty and majesty of creation can clearly be seen by the naked eye by any who chose to look. It can also be seen by any who chose to look behind the lens of a telescope and a microscope. The greater that lens, the more amazing the wonders to behold. Our world, our universe is a work of art. It is the greatest work of art. Those that have chosen to study this work of art have a noble and a high calling. Their research and their findings are worth learning because they teach us of the mastery and the methods of the Artist.

Any child can look with wonder at the work of a master like Michelangelo or Rembrandt. Anyone  walking through the Sistine Chapel or viewing a work by the Baroque master can be amazed. Someone who understands the tools and the methods and the means of artistry by which that work was created can only have greater and greater respect. In the same means, but on an incomparably much vaster scale, the more we learn of creation, the greater we can appreciate our Creator. Science is not in conflict with God. It is not an evil to be avoided. It is a tool for worship.

Respond: 

Dear God,
I thank You for Your mastery. Your divine nature and creative power are clearly revealed, help me to keep my eyes open and see. You handiwork is everywhere I turn. Help me to open my eyes and see, not just what You have done, but also how You did it and are holding it all together. Let me never lose the wonder at what You have made. Let me never grow so distracted by the things of life that I forget to live… to live it in appreciation.
Amen

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7 thoughts on “July 13 – Creation Reveals

  1. Thank you for your beautifully expressed appreciation for God’s grandeur that surrounds us. Your comments brought to mind the poem “Barter” by Sara Teasdale, an early 20th Century American poet who offers a similar view in terms of recognizing the beauty of God’s creation. I thought you might appreciate this:

    Barter

    Life has loveliness to sell,
    All beautiful and splendid things,
    Blue waves whitened on a cliff,
    Soaring fire that sways and sings,
    And children’s faces looking up
    Holding wonder like a cup.

    Life has loveliness to sell,
    Music like a curve of gold,
    Scent of pine trees in the rain,
    Eyes that love you, arms that hold,
    And for your spirit’s still delight,
    Holy thoughts that star the night.

    Spend all you have for loveliness, Buy it and never count the cost;
    For one white singing hour of peace
    Count many a year of strife well lost,
    And for a breath of ecstasy
    Give all you have been, or could be.

    Sara Teasdale

    Your post also brought to mind this statement: “Life is not measured by the breaths you take but by the moments that take your breath away.”

    Thanks for this post and thanks for the likes posted on my blog.

  2. Our ONE True GOD the FATHER who art in Heaven Above CREATED the HEAVENS ( UNIVERSE ) and the EARTH from HEAVEN ABOVE in Six Days, on the Seventh Day HE RESTED as Shabbat Shalom ( Peaceful Sabbath )!!

    Amen-Amein too all my Sisters and Brothers in Christ Jesus-Yeshua!! God Bless all my Sisters and Brothers in Christ Jesus-Yeshua and Your Families and Friends!!

    I Love you all Everyone through Jesus-Yeshua Christ, because HE LOVED 💕 EVERYONE FIRST!!

    Love 💕 Always and Shalom ( Peace ) Everyone, YSIC \o/

    Kristi Ann

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