In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1)
The view of the landscape through my window this morning reflects the handiwork of the Lord, and looks like a skilled artisan’s unfolding canvas. Just above the wooded hilltops, slow-moving and shape changing cloud formations reflect dawn’s early rays, creating brilliant colors of blue, white, and gold. An almost translucent mist hoovers above the winter colored ground with its shades of tan and brown, though a few pale green patches are slowly emerging, signaling spring’s near arrival. Cedar, Pine, Oak, and Hickory trees host a variety of birds this particular morning, and each song bird seems to be trying to out sing the other.
True, you do not have to be a believer in Christ to appreciate the beauty of nature, but only a believer in Christ can appreciate the beauty, depth and majesty of nature’s Creator. Without him, there would be no beginning. Without him, light would have not pierced the darkness. Had he not spoken, “Let there be…” the word emptiness would describe the darkness, void, and absence of life. But God did say, “Let there be…” and the result is indescribable beauty, brilliance, and the holy presence of divine creative pageantry.
Glory to God in the highest! You are God the Father, Jesus Christ the only Son, and the Holy Spirit. There is no other God, but Yahweh! May all the heavens and earth declare your glory! Amen.
“For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.”