Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Introductory Scribblings


The psalmist wrote “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament shows His handiwork. (Psalm 19: 1)” Paul, in Romans 1:20, recorded the truth that “the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made...”
We are surrounded by the demonstrations of God's wisdom, power and glory, and yet we miss so many of these creative demonstrations of His character. Solomon admonished us to “go to the ant” to see the lessons that tiny creature could teach us. Our Lord Jesus Christ, in His earthly ministry, called upon His hearers to “consider the lilies of the field.” He pointed to the tiny mustard seed, the small sparrow and the burgeoning harvest. David, considering the complexity of his own body, said, “I am fearfully and wonderfully made.”
The witness of creation shouts the glory of God, but too often our ears are dull, our eyes are dim, and we miss the glimpses of God that surround us, because we do not take time to focus on the small things, the insignificant things that teach great truths. The parade of witnesses is constantly changing, day and night, season by season. Walk the forest paths, the seashore, the fields. Each scene of life has its own testimony of the majesty of God, but like His Spirit, each speaks in a still, small voice.
Delight in the scenes that follow, but look beyond the printed page. See the wonders of this world, the small things, the brief vignettes, the ordinary things that portray something greater, and worship the Creator, Who is eternal, rather than the creation that will vanish away.

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