Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Most Precious Creation

When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers,
 the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, 
what is man that you are mindful of him,
 the son of man that you care for him? Psalm 8:3-4

I am often captivated and awed by the beauty of God's creation. There is nothing man-made that is as beautiful as what the Lord has made. No artist can create a canvas as beautiful as a sunrise or a sunset.

The lovely colors and design of a forest or jungle, a river-carved canyon, or the cloud formations against the blue sky can take my breath away. And don't even mention the beauty of a cloudless night, staring into scores of stars, planets, and other heavenly bodies.

God is an incredible artist and creator. Yet, no matter how gorgeous and awe-inspiring these aspects of nature are, to the Lord, they are secondary to another of his creations.


Does that blow you away as much as it does me? To the Lord, we are the most lovely and beautiful of His creations. We are the only of His creations that is "fearfully and wonderfully made." (Psalm 139:14) We are his crowning achievement. It is us the Lord has put in charge of all of His creation (Psalm 8:6-8)--all these same amazing things we are looking at with awe.

Yes, we are all sinners. Without Christ, we can never be worthy of God's attention. Yet, His love for us is infinite, and to Him, we are His most precious creation.


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7 comments:

  1. That's an easy reality to forget when your feeling so small against the backdrop of His creation. Really mind-boggling to think about being that special in His eyes.

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  2. So beautiful and such a great reminder. Thank you!

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  3. I've had a lot of time in the last week for self-examination; I wish I was able to see myself as a "very good" creation of God. Sometimes, I just feel "OK". Sometimes I feel wretched inside. God's love for me is an amazing grace, so hard to comprehend some days. I am grateful for his Word and for reminders like yours that I am the very good work of his hands.

    Blessings, sister.
    ~elaine

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  4. I ditto Elaine. Every now and again, I let this truth sink in, and what an amazing Love I experience. I think I should me it a daily exercise instead.

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  5. Thanks so much, ladies! I needed this today too (don't we always??). No matter what I think of my abilities, my gifts, my ANYTHING - I am precious in His eyes.

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  6. Beautiful. Just what I needed to read today. God is so amazing.

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