David and I were in the Smokies recently, and we saw some beautiful sunsets. The sky had the prettiest colors and sometimes huge clouds. Our campsite was on the Little Pigeon River.
In other words, we were covered in nature.
While I was contemplating the nature there, my mind went to the creation story in Genesis. I thought about the power God’s words had as he spoke them out loud into eternal time.
While I was doing some research into the creation story, I found this verse:
By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible. Hebrews 11:3 (ESV)
I had found the creation story in the New Testament, short and to the point.
“…that what is seen was not made of things that are visible.”
Or “the visible came into existence from the invisible.” (CEB)
And this one: “did not come into being out of existing phenomena.” (CJB)
I think that’s pretty clear. God created from his limitless power, far beyond our understanding.
And (this is the good part!) He did all of that for you and for me! Humans are the only creatures that can appreciate a sunset, flowers, rivers, birds. He made it pretty for us!
Thank you seems so puny, but it’s all I’ve got. Thank you, Lord, for making it pretty.
Do I hear an amen?