Tuesday, September 17, 2013

God, Architect of a Magnificent Universe

The day begins with a faint lightening of the darkness. Then, soon enough, the sun bursts forth, spreading its light on all that lies underneath it. Birds sing their songs in the trees. Grass grows and trees bud, blossom, and bring forth leaves. Animals go about their habits. Rain comes and goes. The sun continues its course until it sets in the west. The day has come to an end and the night wears on. The moon and stars make their appearances according to their seasons. Days flow into weeks, weeks into months, months into seasons. Spring, summer, fall, and winter come and go. All of nature runs its allotted course, set forth by God. The precision with which it runs is more intricate than the most sophisticated computer chip. All of creation by its very nature extols the power and beauty of God. All, that is, except man. Man makes his way through his life consumed with himself and his cares. Very rarely does he stop to even acknowledge the beauty of the creation around him, let alone stopping to bless God. As those who know God, we should bless God because of His great power and beauty, which are specifically demonstrated in His creation of the universe.

Bless God for His power that is revealed in creation.

All of creation points to the fact that a very great power lies behind the very existence of creation. The intricacy, the delicacy, and the precision that are demonstrated in the various facets of creation describe the power that is inherent in God.

God’s creative power is demonstrated in the heavens.

The heavens are but portions of God’s “palace.” To us they seem vast and beyond our comprehension, but to God they are but curtains that He has draped. They are but tools in His hands. As are also the clouds and the wind.
We can see by the vastness of the heavens the vastness of God’s power and character. As George MacDonald says,
“Think how it would be if this blue sky was only a solid. Men in ancient times believed that; it is hardly a wonder their gods were so small. But no matter how high it was, if it was limited at all it could not declare the glory of God. But it is a sphere only to the eyes; it is a foreshortening of infinitude that it may enter our sight; there is no imagining its limit. This infinite sphere, then is the only figure, image, or symbol fit to begin acquainting us with God; it is an idea incomprehensible, and we can only believe it. In like manner, God cannot be found out by searching, cannot be grasped by any mind, yet is ever before us, the one we can best know, the one we must know, the one we cannot help but know.”

God’s creative power is demonstrated upon the earth.

The waters stood and then they were dispersed. Stop and think upon God’s power. He laid the foundations of this world; He spoke it into existence. And then He commanded the waters to be where they are. How majestic God is. There is much we cannot comprehend.

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