Psalm 19:1 (ESV)
The heavens declare the glory of God,
and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.
My wife has started painting recently. One of her paintings was a landscape with tulips. One of my favorite parts is the sky. First of all, the sky typically displays one of my favorite colors blue. Sky's are just so beautiful. It’s ever changing, random, and yet orderly. It can be dramatic and ominous or soft and peaceful.
I don’t see how anyone can look at the sky and not acknowledge that someone made it like that on purpose.
Not only is God declared in all of the intricacies of His creation, but it is the ultimate gallery of the most creative Being ever.
If you take a minute to really appreciate the natural world around you…color palettes, textures, patterns, designs, contrasts, and structure…it’s stunning. It’s endlessly inspiring, wonderful, and awesome.
I don’t think it’s an accident that God made beautiful things and also made us with a desire to enjoy those beautiful things.
That desire can manifest itself in different ways. Someone may want to fish a beautiful stream or hike a mountain. Others might want to paint or photograph a beautiful view.
It is within us to appreciate God’s creativity and handiwork.
That’s pretty awesome, isn’t it?
How does God’s creation inspire you?
Take a walk on a pretty day and appreciate God’s handiwork. Collect samples (leaves, wildflowers, seedpods, seashells, rocks, etc.) and take some time to study and reflect on them.
What does this beauty say about God? What does it say about
Dear Lord, we thank You for the beauty You have put all around us. Help us to take the time to study and reflex upon all You have made for us to enjoy. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.