Saturday, October 13, 2012

All Things Bright and Beautiful...the Lord God Made Them All

by Regin Reyno

Traveling allows you to witness God's wonderful creation. Our world, though already marred by sin, is still full of  beautiful things that our creator made for us to enjoy. 

Whenever I travel, I can't help at but marvel at His creation. The wonderful sunrise, the golden sunset, lush forests, green rolling hills, majestic mountains, beautiful flowers, wonderful animals, white-sand beaches-all tells us that God is love.

One of my favorite hymns is this hymn entitled "All Things Bright and Beautiful". It talks about God's wonderful creation.

All Things Bright and Beautiful

                                                      Text: Cecil Frances Alexander
                                           Music: 17th cent. English melody; arr. by Martin Shaw 

  All things bright and beautiful, 
 all creatures great and small, 
 all things wise and wonderful:  
 the Lord God made them all.

 Each little flower that opens, 
 each little bird that sings, 
 God made their glowing colors, 
 and made their tiny wings.  

 The purple-headed mountains, 
 the river running by, 
 the sunset and the morning 
 that brightens up the sky.  

 The cold wind in the winter, 
 the pleasant summer sun, 
 the ripe fruits in the garden:  
 God made them every one.  

 God gave us eyes to see them, 
 and lips that we might tell 
 how great is God Almighty, 
 who has made all things well.  

"The eyes of all wait upon Thee; And Thou givest them their meat in due season.Thou openest Thine hand, And satisfiest the desire of every living thing." Psalm 145:15, 16.

"Nature and revelation alike testify of God's love. Our Father in heaven is the source of life, of wisdom, and of joy. Look at the wonderful and beautiful things of nature. Think of their marvelous adaptation to the needs and happiness, not only of man, but of all living creatures. The sunshine and the rain, that gladden and refresh the earth, the hills and seas and plains, all speak to us of the Creator's love. It is God who supplies the daily needs of all His creatures."-Ellen G. White, Steps to Christ, ch. 1 p. 9

"God is love" is written upon every opening bud, upon every spire of springing grass. The lovely birds making the air vocal with their happy songs, the delicately tinted flowers in their perfection perfuming the air, the lofty trees of the forest with their rich foliage of living green -- all testify to the tender, fatherly care of our God and to His desire to make His children happy."-Ellen G. White, Steps to Christ, ch. 1 p.10

O how great God's love is to us. He showers us with blessings everyday and provides us these wonderful nature-His creation, for us to enjoy.

Have you noticed God's wonderful creation lately? 

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