"They who dwell in the ends of the earth stand in awe of Your signs; You make the dawn and the sunset shout for joy." (Psalms 65:8)
Every day God paints beauty in the world. He chooses a different palette for each sunset, and it radiates His creative power. How can anyone gaze at the sunset and not see His divine signature (Romans 1:20)? Those who can't see it must be blind, stupid, or unappreciative of art. Look around you. You won't be able to find one thing that doesn't have His signature on it. His fingerprint is etched on you. Who would attempt to convince someone that a two-year-old sloshed some paint on a canvas and out came the Mona Lisa? But I'm not really surprised since I live in an age where a squiggle is considered a masterpiece.
I think if more people studied Genesis, we'd hear less people take God's name in vain. How dare we even think of treating the world's greatest Artist flippantly? We marvel at His art often enough, but rarely does He receive credit. Did a gorilla compose Swan Lake? Did an elephant invent electricity? I think it's more likely that a giraffe cooked a cake than the world was created with a boom. If that were the case, then my house should be stuffed with a bunch of mini worlds from our air conditioner's constant banging.
God is good. It's such a simple phase but it's packed with meaning beyond human comprehension. Nature testifies to His infinite goodness. "God seems to talk to me in every primrose and daisy, to smile upon me from every star, to whisper to me in every breath of morning air and call aloud to me in every storm."* Any ugliness in the world we put there by our own sin. Since God is good, every wicked thing He allows, no matter what we do, will in the end turn out for good.
"Lift up your eyes on high and see who has created these stars, the One who leads forth their host by number, He calls them all by name; because of the greatness of His might and the strength of His power, not one of them is missing." (Isaiah 40:26)
*C.H. Spurgeon, The Complete John Ploughman: Combined Edition of John Ploughman's Talk and John Ploughman's Pictures (Christian Focus Publications, 2007), 159.
Mariposa is a self-taught artist and aspiring children's author who captures the glories of God's creation on paper. She has a Ph.D. in creativity and a master's degree in imagination.
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