It’s a beautiful morning here in Lacey, Washington. I’m out on our patio enjoying the view of our backyard flowers, the bird-feeders filled with hummingbirds, towhees and gold finches! Behind our wooden fence are large evergreens which reach high into the lovely deep blue and cloudless sky above. The grass is green with the smell of fresh bark in the air.
Here’s where a choice comes into the picture in our modern world. And it’s a big one. I don’t care what kind of media–all would rather see this world through eyes that leave creator God out of the picture entirely. Not even an issue except with mocking derision at those who would dare to see more than meets the eye, that have the nerve and temerity to see a creator where there is the creation. It’s a choice to make in this life. God or none. Theism or a-theism.
Not just any god. I’m talking about the God of the Bible. Father, Son and Holy Spirit. What do you see when you look around? Can your eyes not see the obvious that where there is a creation there must be a creator? Depth beyond, behind and beneath the surface?
Along with the psalmist here in Psalm 65, let’s pause to praise the wonderful and creative hand of God everywhere we can see…and wonder at it! Aren’t you tired of a society that scorns the Lord? I am. Thoroughly and completely. How refreshing to read this psalm and hear King David say– ‘Praise is due to you, O God…the one who by his strength established the mountains, being girded with might; who stills the roaring of the seas, the roaring of the waves…You make the going out of the morning and the evening to shout for joy…'(Psalm 65: 1,6-8). Keep reading on to the end of the psalm and have your spirits lifted in praise and thanksgiving to our Blessed God, the Creator and Sustainer of All.
Look around, thanking God for His mighty and creative power. For the beauty of it all. The majesty and wildness of His creation. The predictable and the unpredictable. For the fun of living, knowing that this is but a prelude to what He has for us with Him in heaven forever. Wow! Filled with the presence of God (and none of those infernal detractors). That’s something to look forward to. No, not something. Everything!
Prayer: Lord, we pause to wonder at everything your hand has made. All from you. In Jesus’ name. Amen.