Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Glory of Creation

 

All creation sings praises to and displays the glory of the Creator. 

“The heavens tell the glory of God. The skies display his marvelous craftsmanship. Day after day they continue to speak; night after night they make him known. They speak without a sound or a word; their voice is silent in the skies; yet their message has gone out to all the earth, and their words to all the world.” (Psalm 19:1-4)

Our family was recently blessed to spend a week in Thailand during our Chinese New Year vacation, and the beauty of God’s creation ministered to our souls. On our last morning at the beach, I marveled from our bungalow at the roaring waves crashing on the shore. I found a bench by the water’s edge to enjoy a closer view. And I remembered what God spoke to Job from the whirlwind: “Who defined the boundaries of the sea as it burst from the womb, and as I clothed it with clouds and thick darkness? For I locked it behind barred gates, limiting its shores. I said, ‘Thus far and no farther will you come. Here you proud waves must stop!’” (Job 38:8-11)


I thought about the boundaries God has placed on the sea, and how it seemed that these waves were trying to surpass them.

But then it seemed to me that the waves were dancing! And I thought of the Louie Giglio message we watched recently about the stars and the whales praising God. These waves seemed to delight in reaching as high as they could and creating a wonderful splash upon the shore. I had the privilege of having a front row seat to witness this fun display of God’s glory as the waves danced in praise to Him.

After breakfast, Jordan and her friend Sarah ventured down to the water’s edge, and found a seat on the wall, to get an even closer view. It was fun to watch them enjoy the show and experience the delight of the dancing waves. And to hear their squeals of laughter drowned out in the crashing roar as the waves enveloped them!

 











I think God enjoyed the show as much as they did!


"Praise the LORD,
Praise the LORD from the heavens,
Praise him in the heights above.
Praise him, all his angels,
Praise him all his heavenly hosts.
Praise him, sun, and moon,
Praise him all you shining stars.
Praise him, you highest heavens
And you waters above the skies.
Let them praise the name of the LORD,
For he commanded and they were created.
He set them in place for ever and ever;
He gave a decree that will never pass away.
Praise the LORD from the earth,
You great sea creatures and all ocean depths,
Lightning and hail, snow and clouds,
Stormy winds that do his bidding,
You mountains and all hills,
Fruit trees and all cedars,
Wild animals and all cattle,
Small creatures and flying birds,
Kings of the earth and all nations,
You princes and all rulers on earth,
Young men and maidens,
Old men and children.
Let them praise the name of the LORD,
For his name is above the earth and the heavens.
He has raised up for his people a horn,
The praise of all his saints,
Of Israel, the people close to his heart.
Praise the LORD.
(Psalm 148)



2 comments:

  1. hey.... so sweet to read your comment and to read and see all this from you! What a blessing to enjoy this time in creation with your fam...

    And I'm hoping I'll get to see you in your town perhaps next month? We are still really hoping to visit our new arriving friends there and I'd love to see you then! I'll let you know... :)

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    1. Thanks, Jill! Definitely keep us posted on your plans.

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