Tag Archives: creation

the Ancient of Days is born

Then Pilate said to him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world — to bear witness to … Continue reading

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the dazzling display of sovereignty in creation (meant as a primer)

“Why did God create?…God was not inwardly lonely or personally empty; He was entirely self-satisfied, self-content, and self-contained. So God did not create because of some limitation within Himself… He created everything out of nothing in order to put His … Continue reading

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Beauty was created by God for a purpose

What if we were to realize that every sunset viewed, every sexual intimacy enjoyed, every favorite food savored, every song sung or listened to, every home decorated, and every rich moment enjoyed in this life isn’t ultimately about itself but … Continue reading

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clay pots

God is God. I am not. He is the Potter, and he is certainly greater than you, the clay! Should the created thing say of the one who made it,     “He didn’t make me”? Does a jar ever say,     “The potter … Continue reading

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galaxies of gazing haloed suns

… When it suits him, the peacock will face you. Then you will see in a green-bronze arch around him a galaxy of gazing haloed suns. This is the moment when most people are silent … “Amen! Amen!” an old woman … Continue reading

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Dew and pachyderms and spiky-haired wonders

I would never have thought of dew. Or pachyderms. Or spiky-haired birds. I would never have thought of cool-night condensation after a warm day, forming glistening droplets on delicate leaves. Or of a nose with 40,000 muscles, so strong that … Continue reading

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The God who made this

The God who made this and this and this made you. The God who fashions the molten glow of a golden sunset, who designs the mesmerizing gaze of a magnificent tiger, who suspends each whimsical, yet meaningful, rainbow among the … Continue reading

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if God never tires of making daisies

What if common daisies aren’t common at all? What if each dime-a-dozen daisy is actually a rare and exceptional masterpiece? What if, like each of the trillion other unique parts of creation — from microscopic dust particles to molecular DNA … Continue reading

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everyday wonder and worship

Many mornings when I leave the house, head down, running late, thoughts whirring with lists of the duties of the day ahead, I’m stopped in my hurried tracks by the sound of a songbird’s lilting voice from leafy branches. God … Continue reading

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the seahorse – a diminutive declaration

I went with my daughter and her friends to the Georgia Aquarium last week, and of all the displays of underwater majesty there (dolphins, belugas, rays, penguins), I kept finding myself standing and gazing through the glass at the diminutive … Continue reading

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