Sunday, September 16, 2012

Boundary of Creation

O Lord, our Lord, the majesty of your name fills the earth! Your glory is higher than the heavens” (Psalms 8:1 NLT)

I stand in awe of creation. Every single minute detail is perfect in form and function. Everyday begins with an awe-inspiriting sunrise and ends with a magnificent sunset. The tilt of the earth and its path around the sun, predicting the changing seasons. The vastness of space and breathtaking feeling of being so insignificant against the billions of stars in the night sky. Soaring birds in flight, a cool gentle breeze, and a newborn baby’s cry, are the many wonders of God’s creation.

It doesn’t take a genius to realize this orchestrated perfect balance did not occur by chance, but was designed with a specific purpose. We become so caught up in the cares of life, that we fail to see the magnificence of God' handy work all around us.

In all of creation, man is God’s crowning jewel, and is the only being that has special privileges. We are designed to commune with God as his children and friends. We are his masterpiece (Ephesians 2:10).

The scriptures say that when God made the earth and the universe, he said it was good. When he created the animal and plant life on earth, again he said it was very good, but when he created man and saw everything that he had made, he said it was excellent in every way (Genesis 1:31).

In our modern society with all the scientific and technological advancements we have been made, it’s easy to remove God from the equation, but everything is in its place just as God ordered it. All our discoveries should bring glory and praise to God, but our own arrogance takes credit.

Before we go forgetting about the wonders and boundaries of creation, this is what the Lord asked Job when he thought he had all the answers;

Who is this that questions my wisdom with such arrogant words? Brace yourself I have some questions for you. Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Do you know how its dimensions were determined and who did the surveying? What supports the foundation and who laid its cornerstone as the morning stars sang together and the all the angels shouted for joy? Who defined the boundaries of the sea? I said “this far and no farther will you come. Here your proud waves will stop” (Job 38:2-10 NLT).

Let's never forget we are not the founders nor creators of all we possess, but are mere benefactors of a the wonders of God.

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