Wednesday, March 19, 2014

God's Jewelry

Those bright constellations — Christ created them. Those burning suns — Christ kindled them. Those snow wreathed alps, those cloud capped mountains — Christ raised them. Those verdant valleys — Christ spread them.
That blushing rose, that graceful lily, that exquisite fern, that curious sea flower tossed upon the shore, that wayside violet that screens the dew drop from the sun, that winding stream, that leafy grove — Christ formed and penciled them all.
Yes, Christ is the one who clad that magnificent landscape with its robe of living green; scented the air with its fragrance, and hollowed out the depth of that expansive ocean, dimpled with beauty by the gentle breeze — or awesome in its grandeur, when trod by the storm.
Truly, He has made everything beautiful in its time. Oh! I delight to see the Incarnate God, who died to save — scattering from the opulence of His own boundless resources — all this jewelry; making man's sinful home so rich, so lovely, so attractive!
[Octavius Winslow]
Psalm 19:1 ... The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
Ecclesiastes 3:11 ... He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.
Colossians 1:16 ... For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: