As you do not know the path of the wind,
or how the body is formed in a mother’s womb,
so you cannot understand the work of God,
the Maker of all things.
Ecclesiastes 11:5 (NIV)
Each tiny piece of God’s beautiful creation exemplifies the work of a master artisan. Take a few moments today to get outside and observe some of the intricate details in nature, and you’ll be amazed at the magnificent workmanship of God ~ The Maker of all Things. There are so many awe-inspiring mysteries in nature that we will never fully comprehend ~ like how a baby’s body is formed in a mother’s womb or how a caterpillar metamorphosizes within a cocoon into a beautiful butterfly. Nature plays a very important role in God’s grand plan. In fact the very first verse of the Bible tells us that “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1 (NIV) And since the very beginning, He has used the creation to point us to the Creator.
“For ever since the creation of the world, His invisible nature and attributes, that is, His eternal power and divinity, have been made intelligible and clearly discernible in and through the things that have been made (His handiworks).” Romans 1:20 (AMP)
The marvelous creation not only teaches us about God’s divine nature and infinite wisdom, but it also glorifies God on its own. That fact should inspire us to do the same through worship and praise of our Heavenly Father.
“The heavens declare the glory of God; the sky displays his handiwork. Day after day it speaks out; night after night it reveals his greatness. There is no actual speech or word, nor is its voice literally heard. Yet its voice echoes throughout the earth; its words carry to the distant horizon. In the sky he has pitched a tent for the sun. Like a bridegroom it emerges from its chamber; like a strong man it enjoys running its course. It emerges from the distant horizon, and goes from one end of the sky to the other; nothing can escape its heat.” (Psalm 19:1 – 6)
The Creator takes great care in watching over His creation, yet nothing in all of creation is more valuable to Him than you. He designed you as a one-of-a-kind original, and He knows each detail of your life…including your name and number of hairs on your head! Never doubt that God loves you dearly and is watching over each moment of your life.
Are not two sparrows sold for a cent? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Therefore do not fear; you are of more value than many sparrows. (Matthew 10:29 – 31)
God’s voice thunders in marvelous ways;
He does great things beyond our understanding.
He says to the snow, ‘Fall on the earth,’
and to the rain shower, ‘Be a mighty downpour.’
Job 37:5-6 (NIV)
“…Are you listening?
Have you noticed all this?
Stop in your tracks!
Take in God’s miracle-wonders!
Do you have any idea how God does it all, how He makes bright lightning from dark storms, how He piles up the cumulus clouds—all these miracle-wonders of a perfect Mind?” Job 37:14-16 (MSG)
Nothing can compare to God. By spending time observing the majestic scenes and intricate details of God’s creation, we are reminded of His awesome power in every aspect of our lives. Life always creates more questions than we have answers, and we must continually turn to Our Heavenly Father for answers, guidance and fresh insights. When He speaks, we must be ready to hear His message.
Take a moment to “stop in your tracks,” find a quiet place and listen to the marvelous voice of God.
“Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out;
you formed me in my mother’s womb.
I thank you, High God—you’re breathtaking!
Body and soul, I am marvelously made!
I worship in adoration—what a creation!
You know me inside and out,
you know every bone in my body;
You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit,
how I was sculpted from nothing into something.
Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth;
all the stages of my life were spread out before you,
The days of my life all prepared
before I’d even lived one day.”
Psalm 139: 13 – 16 MSG
You are a special creation ~ marvelously made in body and soul by God! No one else on Earth is quite like you. God shaped you from nothing into something, and knit you together, bit by bit, into the extraordinary individual that you are. Like an open book, He watched you grow from conception to birth; He knows the rhythm of your heart, every bone in your body, and every hair on your head.
God created you with a unique purpose in mind, and each one of your days on Earth have been ordained by your Creator. In fact, the days of your life were all prepared for you before you even lived one day. God knows you intimately, inside and out.
He was there from your beginning, and He is with you right now. No matter what you may be going through in life, God loves you and is watching over you every single moment.
You are His Masterpiece!
By the word of the Lord the heavens were made,
Their starry host by the breath of His mouth.
He gathers the waters of the sea into jars;
He puts the deep into storehouses.
Let all the earth fear the Lord;
Let all the people of the world revere Him.
For He spoke, and it came to be;
He commanded, and it stood firm.
Psalm 33:6 – 9
When I watch beautiful displays of nature, I am reminded of Jeremiah’s affirmation to the Lord:
“Ah, Sovereign Lord, You have made the heavens and the earth with your outstretched arm.
Nothing is too hard for you!”
If God can create the heavens with His word and the starry host with His breath, He can speak life into any situation that you or I face here on the earth He created. Absolutely nothing is too hard for Him. Since He also created everything in the earth…including you, He knows – and cares about – everything in your life. If you face a problem that seems insurmountable, turn to the God who gathers the waters of the sea into jars for help.
Your problem is not bigger than God.
If you ever find it difficult to comprehend the vastness of God’s love for you, He has placed a constant reminder in the beauty of the heavens. Lift your eyes from your daily grind and earthly concerns. Take a moment to gaze at God’s handiwork in the sky. Hear the whispers of His limitless love and embrace the truth of His eternal faithfulness to you. Understand that His great love is for everyone…including you.
As surely as the sun rises and sets each day, His boundless love for you continues into eternity.
- “For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His love for those who fear Him.” Psalm 103:11
MAJESTIC and GLORIOUS
is YOUR NAME in
all the earth!
You have set
Take time to look for glimpses of God’s Glory throughout your day today and praise his Excellent, Majestic and Glorious Name!