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Creating Beauty


When I try to create anything, it usualy turns out oddly shaped and imperfect. I'm sure that is a surprise to....no one! Then again, there are people naturally gifted and able to create amazing things. I watched a fellow make jaw harps the other day on 'How it's Made'. He was so precise, so methodical, and so neat! Humanity's attempt to create dim in comparison to Almighty God.

To truly appreciate the creative nature of God, one only needs a discount store magnifying glass and a camera. The photo included here is simply a daisy that I bought at a local farmer's market. I held a magnifying glass in front of my cell phone camera and the detail found in the flower reminds one how amazing creation can be.

Never mind microscopes and telescopes that take our breath away at cellular and inter-cellular levels.

It is difficult to figure how such detail and beauty could happen by chance. In fact, one must leap some incredibly wide chasms to suggest all that we have discovered to date just happened...by chance.

Could the following scripture from Romans define the daisy as evidence of God's existence and creative nature? I think so.

Romans 1:18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and

wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19 since what may be known about God

is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God’s

invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from

what has been made, so that men are without excuse.

If scripture reveals God and creation reveals God, then the daisy is one of billions of witnesses to the truth of God's existence. We don't have time to discuss ants, bees, birds, the human body systems and on and on and on....

Psalm 8:3 When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you

have set in place, 4 what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?

To answer the psalmist, God is crazy about us and offers grace and mercy to those who look at a flower and exclaim, "Wow, that's beautiful Lord!

Take a moment to thank God for placing His image in you.


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