Yesterday the kids were out of school, so we took a little day trip to the zoo. It was a wonderful reminder of the unbelievable creativity of the Lord. I was struck by the vast array of colors, and the interesting and unique structures of every bird, animal and plant we saw. If you stop and really ponder it, it is quite amazing. When people use their creative talents it is inspiring and beatiful, but so minor in comparison to the creativity of God. Human creativity is only a small reflection of God's unique ability to create something out of nothing.
"Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep...And God said, Let there be..." (Gen. 1:2-3 NIV).
"Of old you laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands."
Psalm 104 lists many of the wondrous works of our Creator:
"He set the earth on its foundations, so that it should never be moved" (v.5).
"the earth is satisfied with the fruit of your work. You cause the grass to grow for the livestock and plants for man to cultivate, that he may bring forth food from the earth" (v.13-14).
"You make darkness, and it is night, when all the beasts of the forest creep about" (v.20).
"The young lions roar for their prey, seeking their food from God" (v.21).
"When the sun rises, they steal away and lie down in their dens" (v.22).
"O Lord, how manifold are your works! In wisdom have you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures" (v.24).
"These all look to you, to give them their food in due season" (v.27).
"When you give it to them, they gather it up; when you open your hand, they are filled with good things" (v.28).
"When you send forth your Spirit, they are created, and you renew the face of the ground" (v.30).
"May the glory of the Lord endure forever; may the Lord rejoice in his works" (v.31)
"I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have being" (v.33).
"I remember the days of old; I meditate on all that you have done; I ponder the work of your hands." (Psalm 143:5)
"For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities -- his eternal power and divine nature -- have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse." (Romans 1:20)
"The fool says in his heart, 'There is no God'." (Psalm 53:1)