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Creation Speaks

Creation Speaks

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.  Romans 1:20

Happy Hummer

Dear young man, who admires me with wonder
Who loves the streams and hills,
I, creation, know our sculptor
Who lifts me from this sodden earth
and carries me from flower to fleur.

My handiwork is fully His
Made for your delight;
to admire, photograph,
or stand in awe,
to pause and merely sigh.

Fearfully and wonderfully made

Yet, I creation, pale to you,
birthed, eternal soul
You, with searching heart and mind
Gentle spirit, good and kind
You, for whom He died.

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Psalm 19:1

I, creation, certainly wonder
Why man rages ‘til day is done
But more, I grieve and groan and long
To speak through my unspoken song
Of our Creator’s love..

…the engraved signature of the artist’s Son.

Engraved Love

For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes on Him will not perish but have everlasting life.  John 3:16

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Poem, Linda Owen

Photos:  Hummingbird, Elaine Corneau

                Hands, Google Images

                All others, John Owen

Hands that Care

“Behold, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands.”  Isaiah 49:16

It happens a lot.  The Lord reminds me of His care. 

As I question suffering, sickness, corruption, persecution, or matters which David says are “too difficult for me” (Ps 131:1), the Lord shifts my focus.  He redirected my thoughts today through Tony Reinke’s Miscellanies (Cross-Centered blog), with a profound excerpt about the proof of Jesus’ love and care.  

Read on:

“If you know Jesus, then the hand holding yours bears the calluses of a carpenter who worked with wood and carried a cross for you. When he opens his hand, you see the gnarled flesh of the nail scars on his wrists. And when you think he doesn’t understand your pain, realize that you don’t understand the extent of his pain. Love him or not, he has proven he loves you!

“If you hate suffering, does it make sense to choose eternal suffering when God has already suffered so much to deliver you from it?

“In your most troubled moments, when you cry out to God, ‘Why have you let this happen?’ picture the outstretched hands of Christ, forever scarred…for you.

Do those look like the hands of a God who does not care?”

nail-scarred hands

 

Please read more at Tony’s Miscellanies blog, or check out the book by Randy Alcorn:   If God is Good: Faith in the Midst of Suffering and Evil, Multnomah, 2009.