Tuesday, February 26, 2013

God’s Beauty

A few years ago we had the privilege of spending time on the balconies of this beautiful home, enjoying the view of Colorado mountains and streams. No – we can’t financially afford to spend a few days in such luxury. We were the guests of a loving family who share what God has provided for them.

We need to spend time giving thanks for what He has provided. That goes back to that “Redundant” post I did yesterday. I labeled it redundant because we should know about prayer. Not simply as Christians, but all humans reach out to a greater power in their lives. We are blessed with knowing that power is a Creator who loves us.

We love him, because he first loved us. (1 John 4:19)

We were told how He loved the world he created:

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
(John 3:16)

Love is attributed to Him and is required of those who believe Him:

He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. (1 John 4:8-11)

Stand anywhere on earth and there is an awesome sight of the power of creation. Now, I know you think you’ve come up with a spot in mind where no one can see beauty – read again. “Awesome sight of the power of creation.” That spot you have in mind, doesn’t it fit? Even if it’s out your own front door, there is an awesome sight of the power of creation.

Now that you have that spot in mind, remember that it is made of molecules that were formed at creation:

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. (Genesis 1:1-3)

Spoken into existence, “And, God said…” That is awesome.

And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? (Matthew 6:28-30)

Our problem is we want more than God’s cloth. We want the latest, the advertisements that tell us what we want, and we look past the simplicity toward the beads, bangles and flesh-displaying fashions created to detract our hearts and minds. That doesn’t only apply to clothing, does it?


  1. Beautiful post--I need to take advantage of your beautiful devotions!

    1. Thanks, Chris. I do appreciate readers! And, pray for them, too.


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