Love God. Love people.

Love God. Love people.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Evidence All Around Us

You and I are delighted in and doted upon every single day.  God has made sure we don't forget His love for us in countless ways.  It seems, though, for most of us- if we have lived on Earth for any number of years, we can start to take those reminders for granted.

He didn't have to, but God fashioned Earth in grand and minute ways that make our physical experience here so much more enjoyable. It could be colorless, flat, and dull.  It could be cold all the time, or spring all the time.  But you know what?  He gave us so much convincing evidence of His love for in those first days in creating this globe on which we dwell.

Animals of all species, sizes, colors, temperaments, capabilities, and appearances can be seen all over our planet. We have four seasons to see our world cycle through and be made new each year.  The stars and moon are miracles and lights in the night sky.  Mighty ocean waves move about in constant motion.  Snowflakes, by the trillions, fall from the sky- each differing in design.

These are the very things were are blessed with, but we can (and do) easily brush off or even complain about them.  In "The Color Purple", Alice Walker wrote, “I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it. People think pleasing God is all God cares about. But any fool living in the world can see it always trying to please us back.”   Not how I would say it, but she does make a point!!  Every facet of Earth declares God's ingenuity, creativity, and His love for us.

Notice those little things.  Take delight in them and thank our Lord for another day here.  Our physical experience will not last forever... But so much of His goodness surrounds us.  Take delight in Him as He takes delight in you.

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