Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Spectacular Sunrise

Yesterday morning, when I walked into my kitchen, I saw a reddish-orange glow shining through the window shade. I grabbed my camera and headed outside. Even though it was cold enough (17 degrees) to see my breaths, the sight I saw was breathtaking.
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When we see spectacular, breathtaking, & amazing things in creation, many of us stop and admire them. But we rarely let them be a pointer to the Creator of such things. God created all the beautiful, great sights we see--mountains, waterfalls, sunrises, sunsets, rainbows, etc. (Col. 1:16). When we see these things, we should use that opportunity to stop and glorify God and praise Him for the work of His hands (Rev. 4:11, Psalm 19:1).
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As you stare in awe of God's magnificent creation, let it be a moment to magnify the awesomeness of our Creator!

2 comments:

Laurie said...

Gorgeous! I love how God shows His majesty in creation!
This reminded me of these lyrics:
Fairest Lord Jesus, Ruler of all nature,
O Thou of God and man the Son,
Thee will I cherish, Thee will I honor,
Thou, my soul’s glory, joy and crown.
and Romans 1:19,20
For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.

~Kim (and family) said...

Carin,

I am a long time reader..first time poster. :) I just wanted you to know how much I love reading your blog. I have an adopted special needs boy who is 2 so I relate to many of your posts. I also love John Piper's teachings and materials...his passion for the Lord has strengthened me thru the years and been a tool God has used to make me love Him more. My blog is http://praisingGodforBen.blogspot.com . I am often telling my hubby all the things God is teaching me thru your words or wisdom. Thank you for sharing them.