Psalm 8:3-5 “When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon, and the stars, which You have ordained, 4 What is man that You are mindful of him, And the son of man that You visit him?  5 For You have made him a little lower than the angels, And You have crowned him with glory and honor.”  NKJV

I love the outdoors and spend as much time there as I can.  I love being in the woods and watching God’s handiwork in nature.  This world is truly the work of an incredibly talented artist. I have had some of the most wonderful and humbling experiences just sitting on a hillside or near a stream and watching one of God’s spectacular sunsets. 

I have been at a campsite, looked heavenward, saw the endless array of stars, and watched as a meteor shot across the sky.  I listened to the creatures of God’s world break the stillness of that peaceful place and was moved deeply!  I stood in awe as I looked up at some of the most majestic peaks or looked down from a ledge on one of them across canyons brilliant with the colors of nature and time.  Each time I was warmed by the confidence that this design was a designer’s work and humbled at how insignificant I was compared to it all.  A mere speck!

Yet, I know from the Bible and personal experience just how much God cares about his creation called man.  He loves man more than he loves all the rest of creation.  I can say that because God said it and demonstrated it at the Cross.  He continues to demonstrate it with the wooing of the Holy Spirit, drawing a rebellious, sinful creation to Himself.  His love for us is boundless, and although man has continually rejected Him, He still reaches out to us, offering SALVATION.  That is nothing short of amazing, but such is God’s grace!

The humbling reality that He has chosen us to spend eternity with Him as heirs of God and joint heirs with Jesus is amazing!  Man rejected God in the Garden and continues to reject Him in so many ways today, yet GOD still loves us and desires to bring us to Himself.  

If you have difficulty believing in the power of God, look at this world, the design, the beauty, the intricate detail.  If that does not convince you, consider the human body’s design with all the nerve paths, arteries and veins, organs, and the body’s function.  If you want me to believe that this just happened, you should have gotten to me before I saw the first sunset, for, after that, I was hooked on God.  I did not immediately serve Him, but I have never doubted His existence and will not doubt.

Oh Lord, thank you for your creation we can experience and utilize.  Thank you for your daily provisions and endless love.  Thank you for allowing my sins to be washed away and my name entered in the Lamb’s Book of Life. Thank you for giving me help today, and I hope for tomorrow!   If you are low, make plans to watch a sunset, and I believe something will stir inside your heart.

May God bless you as you go through your day!

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