Friday, September 30, 2011

Faithful Fridays - Majestic

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I love that word--majestic.  It just sound! 

But think about it--God made the starry skies we see above at night, the clear blue sky and beautiful, bright sun we see during the daytime.  And think of the beautiful ponds, lakes, rivers, seas, and oceans God made that beautifully accompany that sky!  And don't forget the blazing sunsets He painted!  Not one person has been able to paint a better one since. 

He made the plants--from the Lamb's Ear (we felt the leaves of this plant yesterday at a field trip--I kid you not, if you were to blindfold me and have me feel it I'd tell you up and down that it was a plush toy or pillow of some sort!  It's that soft!) to the Venus Fly Trap. 

He made the birds, from the soaring eagle down to the tiny hummingbird. 

He made the fish, from the enormous blue whale down to the little goldfish.

He made all the animals and bugs--from horses to cats to spiders to pigs to hamsters to ladybugs and so on!

And he made people.  I think we all know how diverse they are--just think of all the different characteristics of humans--not just in their appearance but in their actions as well!  The human body is so complicated.  Think of even the human ear--it's a small part of the body but it is so amazing, from the shape of the ear to its function!

Now, a Creator who can make such things in just six 24-hour days by just speaking them into existence (or forming them with His own hands) can certainly handle a human life, can't he?

Whether we want to face it or not, really, compared to God and all He has done, we humans are feeble.  We are like grass--here today, withered tomorrow.  We depend solely on God, though we may not want to admit it.  God holds our lives in His hands.  Why are we so afraid to hand over our lives to Him willingly?  Can't he handle it? 

Of course, God has always recognized this attitude in humans. 

Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?  Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?  Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?  “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin.  Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.  If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?  So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’  For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.  But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.  Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

-Matthew 6:25-34

But there's this passage in the Bible.  It's a Psalm by David.  A more modern song is modeled after it.  "Oh Lord, Oh Lord, how majestic is Your Name in all the earth!"  I love this passage. 

O LORD, our Lord,
   how majestic is your name in all the earth!

   You have set your glory
   above the heavens.
From the lips of children and infants
   you have ordained praise
because of your enemies,
   to silence the foe and the avenger.

When I consider 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,
   the son of man that you care for him?
You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings
   and crowned him with glory and honor.

 You made him ruler over the works of your hands;
   you put everything under his feet:
all flocks and herds,
   and the beasts of the field,
the birds of the air,
   and the fish of the sea,
   all that swim the paths of the seas.

 O LORD, our Lord,
   how majestic is your name in all the earth!

-Psalm 8

Doesn't that just hit home?

So, take a little bit of time to praise God for His Creation.  Think about His power.  He doesn't need us, yet He chooses to love us unconditionally.  Because to me, God is the definition of majestic. 

(This is one of my recent favorite Christian songs from the radio station we listen to.  It is S*arry N*ght by C*ris A*gust.)


Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...


What a wonderfully written post! Majestic is a great word to describe God's creation. I look at these things and think about all the details in each one of just these you showed and marvel at the intricate details that God took the time to carve into each one. How can anyone believe that any of these "just happened"? He gave us such a beautiful awesome creation to enjoy everyday!

And oh, the Lamb's was SO soft! I want to grow some of it! :)

I am participating in Faithful Friday also!

I love you! 10!


retha said...

I participated.

I'll come back to read, beautiful photo's

retha said...

We spoke of the names of GOD and some HIS attributes this last week. And how fragile we are, just a breath. And that not even our own. How grateful I am for thAt.

As I see creation it becomes more and more astounding that there are those who want to believe there is no GoD

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