Years ago, when I visited Europe, I encountered a lady travelling with her daughter. The moment she started to talk about her experience, she instantly welled up in tears and continually said, “I just can’t believe I’m here. I just can’t believe I get to see all this.”
Isn’t that the kind of wonder we’re meant to live this life brimming with? With a deep sense of gratitude, excitement and sheer awe that we have the privilege of living on this planet.
I know our eternal home far outweighs this one, this shadow we call Earth. One day, one incredible day, we will forever be in the presence of our Father God, victorious Saviour and friend Holy Spirit, without fear, death, sadness or decay. Amazing!!
Can you imagine Eden, a tranquil paradise of perfection, pre-corruption? As much as I can rave (and rave I will!) about creation, it’s still reduced from what it was originally, what was first commanded into motion at the dawn of days.
Even so, I am confident God wants us to enjoy our time here. Experience it. Embrace it. Be enchanted by it. After all, He made it.
One of my pastor friends reminds me that it’s dust and ash. Scripturally supported, I wholeheartedly agree. But isn’t it pretty amazing dust and incredibly stunning ash sometimes??
God has breathed His very breath into all the natural wonders your eyes see. Fall in love with Him again as you breath the fresh mountain air, feel the lapping of the oceans waves at your feet and see the kaleidoscope of colours as the day fades into the night.
So go take a big bite of this glorious world and don’t be surprised if you love it. It all points to a masterful, whimsical, purposeful and beautiful Creator, who adores His creation— and most of all, you and I!
He moves us with creation. In it, He reveals His goodness, His faithfulness, His might.
I write this as I’m walking along a lake side path in Queenstown, surrounded by the truly remarkable Remarkable Mountains in the gorgeous spring sun.
Go to the beach, the mountains, the wild! He will show Himself to you there.
Will gazing at the starlit heavens fix your problems?
Will hiking the rolling hills resolve the issues of life?
Of course not.
But it will lift our gaze to the Almighty God, who is also our Heavenly Father, Creator of all things, and the one who gives us peace.
God saw all that he had made, and it was very good…
Genesis 1:31 (NIV)
He looked at creation and declared it was good. We look at creation and declare He is good!