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How Creation Reveals the Creator 5: God’s Beautiful Creativity 

How Creation Reveals the Creator Day 5 – God’s Beautiful Creativity 

O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. Out of the mouth of babies and infants, you have established strength because of your foes, to still the enemy and the avenger. When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him? Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor. You have given him dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet, all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field, the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes along the paths of the seas. O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! (Psalm 8, ESV) 

Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. (Luke 12:27, ESV) 

I am often stunned by our human tendency to take our created universe for granted and regard it as ordinary. For instance, when was the last time you thanked the Lord for placing the sun in such a precise position as to facilitate life on our planet and also to warm us perfectly? When was the last time you drove over a bridge and thanked God that He gave us rivers, lakes, and oceans, and the ability to engineer structures that protect us while we cross them? 

Did you thank Him for the plants and beans that supplied your morning coffee or for the chickens He formed that laid the eggs for your breakfast? Did you thank Him for the miracle of life and for the gift of instinct when your baby woke up in the middle of the night hungry for the milk that sustains their life? Did you thank Him for the dew on your yard or the frost on your windshield, knowing that God uses it to replenish water supply for fragile ecosystems? I know that I sure don’t thank Him for those things.

The truth is, however, that God always deserves our thanks for every one of these things. He was not under obligation to make a wonderfully beautiful universe, but He did. His creativity is everywhere for us to admire and enjoy. Even if we do not get the opportunity to travel around the world and explore its various cultures and landscapes, a simple online search uncovers a world of extraordinary diversity and beauty. Have you ever looked closely at the brilliantly colored feathers of the scarlet macaw or watched sleek dolphins surf the ocean waves? Have you ever examined the way sunlight reflects off a diamond or caught a firefly in your hands on a summer evening? Have you ever stopped on the road to take a picture of a mountain sunset that took your breath away and then realized when you got home that the picture simply could not capture what it really looked like? 

Our world is filled with places and things that are so beautiful that we cannot look away—intricately designed to show God’s marvelous workmanship. As Christian apologist and former detective J. Warner Wallace writes, “When we observe the cumulative, circumstantial case for design in biological systems, it’s reasonable to infer an intelligent designer, and this designer has demonstrated a degree of ingenuity and creativity unparalleled by human standards” (God’s Crime Scene, pg. 118). Not only does God show us His intelligence and power in the created universe, He shows us His masterful and creative artistry. 

Even a mere glance at the diverse and stunning world around us ought to draw us toward God as the Source of all things beautiful. As we take the time to thoughtfully consider the first chapters of Genesis as real history and not simply irrelevant mythology, our lives as believers come into sharper focus. We know where we come from, we know who we are, and we know what we have been designed by God to do. God Himself comes into sharper focus as we see His eternality, power, authority, trustworthiness, and creativity on full display—first in the world He made, and then in the great Redeemer He sent to redeem it.

“Fairest Lord Jesus” 

   – Author Unknown

Fairest Lord Jesus, ruler of all nature,
O thou of God and man the Son,
Thee will I cherish, Thee will I honor,
Thou, my soul’s glory, joy, and crown.

Fair are the meadows, fairer still the woodlands,
Robed in the blooming garb of spring:
Jesus is fairer, Jesus is purer
Who makes the woeful heart to sing.

Fair is the sunshine, fairer still the moonlight,
And all the twinkling starry host:
Jesus shines brighter, Jesus shines purer
Than all the angels heaven can boast.

Beautiful Savior! Lord of all the nations!
Son of God and Son of Man!
Glory and honor, praise, adoration,
Now and forevermore be thine.

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