Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Just So Happens

On my usual circuit through town, I cut across a shady street that runs alongside the freight train tracks.   In the front yard of one of the houses, a small pile of rocks suddenly appeared one day a month or so ago, one rock stacked neatly on top of another.  At first, there were only two or three, somedays more, somedays an entirely different configuration.

Someone is having fun, I observed, creating this little piece of art.  It is obviously the work of someone's artistic hand.  I wondered whose.

Within the same month, I had the opportunity to go to the mountains for a weekend.  And there, around every bend, I stood in awe.

Another "pile of rocks,"  but these, the world says, "just happened."  No artistic hand.  No careful design.  No one having fun creating it at all.  Beauty by chance

A pile of stones at the end of a driveway is clearly designed, but this "just happened?"

Creation is just one of the ways God makes Himself known to us and assures us each day of His loving Presence, through creation's intricate designs, interdependence, and incredible beauty.

In God's world, things don't "just happen,"
they "just so happen"
                          for a reason.
Life is not so random at all,
   and you are precious in His sight. 

And if God, 
the Creator of heaven and earth, 
can transform a few rocks and a trickle of water into this, 
it just so happens
         He can do even more in me.
His hand upon my life,
    His transforming power
                          in my heart.

Imagine that.

It is He who made the earth by His power,
who established the world by His wisdom,
and by His understanding
          stretched out the heavens.

                               Jeremiah 10.12

It's who He is.

Our help is in the name of the LORD,
who made heaven and earth.

                               Psalm  124.8

Creation courtesy of God
Photography courtesy of Rhonda Gregory

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