Tuesday, March 8, 2011

God is Artistic and GLORIOUS

I love this.

Quote from "Crazy Love" written by Francis Chan.

"Have you ever thought about how diverse and creative God is?  He didn't have to make hundreds of different kinds of bananas, but He did.  He didn't hav eto put 3,000 different species of trees within one square mile in the Amazon jungle, but He did.  God didn't have to create so many kinds of laughter.  Think about the different sounds of your friends' laughs-wheezes, snorts, silent, loud, obnoxious.
How about the way plants defy gravity by drawing water upward from the ground into their stems and veins? Or did you know that spiders produce 3 kinds of silk? When they build their webs, they create sixty feet of silk in one hour, simultaneously producing special oil on their feet that prevents them from sticking to their own web.  (Most of us hate spiders, but sixty feet an hour deserves some respect!)  Coral plants are so sensitive that they can die if the water temperature varies by even 1 or 2 degrees.
It's a wild thing to think that the galaxies have been discovered only in the last few years, thanks to the Hubble telescope.  They have been in the universe for thousands of years without humans even knowing about them.
Why would God create more than 350,000,000,000 galaxies (and this is a conservative estimate) that generations of people never saw or even knew existed?  Do you think maybe it was to make us say, "Wow, God is unfathomably big"?  Or perhaps God wanted us to see these and and respond with, "Who do I think I am"?"

R.C. Sproul: "Men are never duly touched and impressed with a conviction of their insignificance, until they have contrasted themselves with the majesty of God.

"Whatever God's reasons for such diversity, creativity and sophistication in the universe, on earth, and in our own bodies, the point of it all is HIS GLORY.  God's art speaks of Himself, reflecting who He is and what He is like."

Psalm 19:1-4: The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the works of his hands.  Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge.  There is no speech or language where their voices is not heard.  Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.

"This is why we are called to worship Him.  His art, His handiwork, and His creation all echo TRUTH THAT HE IS GLORIOUS.  There is no other like Him.  He is the King of Kings, the Beginning and the End, the One who was and is and is to come.  I know you've heard this before, but I don't want you to miss it."

I added all the gold lettering to the parts that spoke to me (and added the caps).  I love how he puts all this into words.

To add a finishing touch...."I receive" by Israel Houghton  Click on the link to listen to a GREAT song about receiving love by Jesus/God.

1 comment:

Kelly Lish said...

Hi, I'm so glad to have found your blog and I feel honored that you have my button up-thank you so much!
I'm a Brave Girl too! One of the very best things I have ever done for myself.
About Gods creativity-here is a thought that I have-its about faces. Every human has a rounded type face shape, we all have two eyes, one nose, one mouth, two ears, and they are all very similar and all in the same areas on our heads, yet everyone of us looks so uniquely different! How did he do that? I think its amazing!
I look forward to following your blog.