“The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament sheweth his handywork.” Psalm 19:1
I recently had the opportunity to watch the sunset over ocean with my family. I was excited for them to see it because it is not something we commonly get to see. I was explaining how God made the sunset and how we can see how beautiful God’s creation is! We were at the beach and the sun started to become more orange than yellow. Things were beginning to happen. Leslie and I tried to call attention to it but none of our girls were interested. Two were in the ocean, enamored at jumping the waves. One was playing in sand, enamored at how many shells she was finding just below the sand’s surface. Our 3 month old baby was sucking on her hands. None of them were interested in this beautiful event that God created. They were missing all of the natural colors in the sky. We had oranges, reds, pinks, grays, yellows, and even purples. It was gorgeous but no one seemed that interested in it other than Leslie and I. Then I realized something. Sunsets over the ocean are not the only part of God’s creation that “declares His glory”. The truth is my two daughters jumping waves could see the glory of God in His creation with each passing wave. My younger daughter could easily see the glory of God in His creation with each and every tiny shell she found as she dug in the sand. Our 3 month old could even see the glory of God in His creation as she tried to put both of her hands in her mouth. The truth is I don’t know that they were (especially the baby), but I think they should have, we all should! We get so used to the normal we miss God’s glory in it all! If you are ever at the beach and dig just a little in the sand, you will find very small shells. They are everywhere. My daughter found a hand full in just one spot! They are everywhere. The waves are beautiful as they crash onto the shore. One after the other, after the other, after the other. It is never ending. This so amazing, man has made machines to replicate this sound. How do we get so unimpressed with our own hands!?!? God gave us hands. I am glad God didn’t just make the end of our arms “stumps” or feet or something. God made hands, and they are perfect!
The point I am making is that you can see God in all of His creation. It doesn’t take a majestic sunset over the ocean (although they are amazing), the glory of God is found in all of His creation!