Archive for August, 2011

I did that

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth – Genesis 1:1

Last night I gave Joshua a bath. Nothing special, just bath-time like any other night. And like most bath-times he says, “Dad, can I play a little while?”.  And of course I said “Yes”. Now the typical play time in the tub usually results in me getting extremely wet due to a squirt gun stand-off but tonight was a little bit different. No squirt guns.

I sat in the floor of the bathroom with a cup of coffee and observed my 4-year-old son as he filled up a big cup with water and poured it into a smaller cup. Sounds really intriguing right? Well… it really was. Reason being was that he held the smaller cup right up to his face, really close to his eyes. It couldn’t have gotten any closer without becoming part of his body. And I watched him as he poured the water fast and then very slowly and how he was marveling at the wonders of water and how it flows and pours and splashes and takes the shape of the cup and who knows what else what through his little mind.

My point…simple…we should all behold God’s creation with such wonder and amazement. When was the last time that we were awestruck by a winter snow, a praying mantis or a thundering waterfall? I don’t mean, “That’s nice!” but WOW!, the same way that a child sees these things, allowing ourselves to be totally breathless at the power of God’s hands as He sculpts Grand Canyon’s, paints deserts and forms universes.

And while we are able to enjoy these things they are there so that we can never deny His existence and to bring Him glory. Let me encourage you to stop…look up at the stars…stop…marvel at the sunset…stop…be amazed be the hummingbird. Don’t let another moment pass by without experiencing the Hand of God that shout throughout creation…”I DID THAT!”

For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse – Romans 1:20

Father, I can scarcely take in the wonder of your power. I stand in complete shock and fear at the work of Your hands; so powerful yet so loving and gentle. May I always give thanks when I see the work of Your hands in Your creation. – Amen