Meditating on the wonders of the universe, and it feels like floating around in a sea of astronomical beauty. Darkness punctuated by light and colorful designs everywhere. Peace reigns.
Over there circles the planet Earth. Of all the planets, God gave us the best of His creation! Variety reigns from every aspect! Our ever changing skies can give life to imaginations with white shapes of clouds drifting in soft periwinkle blue, or they can be charged with Picture from Hubble Telescope charcoal black clouds churning angrily.
Trees, trees, and more trees! All are suited to the climate of their origin. Greens of every hue, changing with the seasons showing off new regalia in party pinks and white, vibrant red, orange and yellows. Vistas of bright celebration deck the hills and valleys. In some areas gardens of flowers scent the atmosphere adding their own colorful spotlights of grace.
And then He added animals! Such amazing varieties from the little hummingbird to the gigantic elephants, and all have their own personalities! The great hunters, the big cats slip nimbly through their territories dressed in their own vibrant hues and/or delightful designs. (Leopard picture from National Geographic Brad Bestelink)
Wild critters all have specific personalities and colorations from the bright zebra stripes, spotted long necked giraffes, and dull grey of the bulky bad tempered rhino. Certainly there are too many to mention, but their grandness comes partly from their variety and how they all fit into God’s grand scheme.
What also captivates me is seeing critters designed for human companionship as well. They delight me as I watch how our loving Creator purposed them in their different species, size, coloring, and personalities to fit with human needs and desires.
Dogs and cats, birds, and horses many have personalities that are made to serve diverse needs of humankind. That love pouring out of big brown eyes of the golden doodle just wanting to give and get loving approval. . . Little girl riding a very large four legged beast in joy and delight. The horse allows her to guide their journey together.
Going down into the micro area of life more amazing truths are discovered, as we watch the workings of a cell and all the life that exists and lives in that tiny universe. All life depends on the health of that cell and its workings. Our trillions of cells determine our body life. God put it all together from the tiniest to the grandest so that our lives can be His blessing. He even gave us an owners guide, the Bible, to learn how to have a wonderful life. Our God put it all in order:
Hebrews 1:1-2 AMP In many separate revelations [each of which set forth a portion of the Truth] and in different ways
God spoke of old to [our] forefathers in and by the prophets,
[But] in the last of these days He has spoken to us in [the person of a] Son, Whom He appointed Heir and lawful Owner of all things,
Thus came Jesus, God’s own Son;
and God appointed Him Heir and lawful owner of ALL things!
also by and through Whom He created the worlds Jesus was part of the creation of the worlds and the reaches of space and the ages of time the wonders of space and the ages of time. . .
[He made, produced, built, operated, and arranged them in order].
We live in a world of order because God created it that way.
How great is our God!! Can you rejoice in His grandness? Celebrate the birth of His Son! Meditate on what that birth meant for all mankind! May Christmas bring you much joy!!