An Offering from PJ: An Offering of Praise

Psalm 8:9, “O Lord, our Lord, How majestic is Your name in all the earth!”

During the drive to the ranch last evening an incredible cloud formation greeted us.  It looked like two smooth layers of vanilla cream frosting with the upper edge whipped into meringue-like peaks.  In the wide opening between the layers, piles of fluffed-up white clouds glowed with the waning golden orange light of sunset.  I glimpsed God’s creative beauty, and it took my breath away.

In our frenzied world it’s easy to ignore God’s blessed adornments.  We may not intentionally choose blindness to what sits outside windows and doors, but often we’re simply too busy to notice.  Was it necessary for God to create a world teeming with rich color and depth?  He did so anyway.  His creation reflects divine perfection and glory, and you and I know Him better because of it.

Romans 1:19-20a, “because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them.  For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made …”

We have much to look forward to when we stand in God’s presence one day.  Consider the beauty of a spring day fresh from gentle rain showers, a smiling child’s rosy cheeks, the radiance brought forth from Rembrandt’s brushstrokes depicting reflected light, or lush green fields filled with coral, crimson, and canary-colored wildflowers.  Imagine these intensified to infinity, and then we can only begin to realize what will be fully known in eternity.

1 Corinthians 13:12, “For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known.”

Today step outside and behold God’s marvelous works!

Psalms 145:5, “On the glorious splendor of Your majesty And on Your wonderful works, I will meditate.”

“Dear Lord, allow me to be intently aware of Your beauty and glory reflected in Your creative Hand, and praise You for it.  Thank you, AMEN.”

Admiring the Almighty’s Artwork and Soaking in His Splendor, PJ

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