Something Beautiful

Today, I'm joining my good friend Renee in her new Monday meme called Something Beautiful in which participants are to post about something that is beautiful to them. So here is mine for this week... A few days ago, I stepped outside for a brief moment and I happened to see a beautiful sight. I raced back inside and grabbed my camera to capture this gorgeous scene:

When I look at such a picturesque scene, no one can tell me that this just "evolved" on its own over a long period of time. I think the Scripture is pretty clear about the matter: The heavens tell the glory of God -- He created this beauty! Here is the whole of the passage:

1 ¶ <> The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork. 2 Day unto day utters speech, And night unto night reveals knowledge. 3 There is no speech nor language Where their voice is not heard. 4 Their line has gone out through all the earth, And their words to the end of the world. In them He has set a tabernacle for the sun, 5 Which is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, And rejoices like a strong man to run its race. 6 Its rising is from one end of heaven, And its circuit to the other end; And there is nothing hidden from its heat. 7 ¶ The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul; The testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple; 8 The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes; 9 The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; The judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether. 10 More to be desired are they than gold, Yea, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. 11 Moreover by them Your servant is warned, And in keeping them there is great reward. 12 Who can understand his errors? Cleanse me from secret faults. 13 Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins; Let them not have dominion over me. Then I shall be blameless, And I shall be innocent of great transgression. 14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my strength and my Redeemer.

Some will use this to claim that nature is on an equal footing with the Word of God. However, you will notice from this passage that it distinguishes between nature and the Word of God. Nature is not pure and perfect -- quite the opposite, actually -- but God's Word is. Nature is not sweet, true, or right in the sense that God and His Word are. Nature does not make us wise or keep us from sinning, at least not the way the Word of God does. Only God through His Word does these things! God created a beautiful world for us to live in, and that is what David starts out expressing; in fact, he said that nature declares God's glory (this is why Paul says in Romans that people are without excuse for not believing in God). However, God also gave us the most beautiful and valuable gem of all: His Word! I could go on and on about how beautiful the Word of God is... and even how beautiful His creation is; there is just soooo much beauty in this world. I thank the Lord that even though we live in a fallen world, marred by sin, we can still see the beautiful things in our lives that remind us of God on a daily basis.

Have a Beautiful Monday! :D


  1. Hi, I'm visiting from the link party. this is my first visit to your blog.

    Your photo is beautiful. I think the sky is gorgeous, whether it be sunrises, sunsets, clouds, or whatever. Sadly, most of us are too busy running from one thing to another 24/7 that we never take notice of, let alone appreciate, the beauty God has given us in creation.

    Blessings to you,
    Patti (Fill My Cup with Beauty)

  2. Wow, what a stunning picture! It certainly is beautiful! And the Scripture is perfect! Thanks for linking to my first Something Beautiful Monday! :)

  3. It sure is beautiful! (the post, I meant. Hee) And that is a DREAM picture!

  4. Agree! And your photo is stunning! Have a wonderful week too! :-)

  5. Creation is the undeniable proof that there is a Creator! Great post!

    I've been having some computer issues and have a different one now and am able to leave comments!

  6. Absolutely beautiful! It is amazing how much their is to see and to capture in our hearts and souls. We are all so busy in todays society that often we just drive by. That picture is magnificent! God really is amazing! Have a great day!

    Mama Hen

  7. Oh, BTW, I don't know if I ever told you this or not, so I'll go ahead and say it here: I think your new template is awesome! I love coming around here. ;)

  8. You are a great photographer! I love looking at your pictures of the sky and green grass. Nice picture, and great scripture passage to go along. :D


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