Close Your Eyes, And Look At Creation

Posted on March 16, 2010. Filed under: Creation, God, Heaven, Love, Sacrifice, Salvation |

After you read this blog, I am going to ask you to take a moment, close your eyes, and look at creation. I know, you are thinking to yourself, how can I close my eyes, and look at creation? Well, this is where you will have to allow the images you have seen in your life to come alive in your mind and in your heart.  You will have to allow your vision to go beyond what you actually see in front of you, maybe exceeding what you have even experienced in your own life.  Trusting what you have previously seen in the world and in the heavens, trusting to see creation without seeing, believing in all things created from nothingness.  That is how you will see creation, as an understanding of all things created from nothing both in your mind and all around you.

Of course, you will not actually create yourself, but will understand the existence of creation, the very nature of starting with nothing and ending up with everything.  You will have to contemplate what creation means to you, maybe from a previous experience, a place you have seen, a place you have visited, or possibly even a book you read, picture you have observed, or even a description of some place or thing that someone else has described to you.  I want you to envision all of the possible aspects of creation in your mind and in your heart, because I want you to discover the vast availability of God’s creation which is in your midst, for in every aspect of your life is God’s creation.  Allow your mind to connect to all that is near you, all that is around you, and all that available for you to capture in your mind and heart.

For me, it is a beautiful Monday morning in Wickenburg Arizona, the sun is shining, and the desert floor is green, as the recent abnormally large amounts of rain have allowed vegetation to grow in a way we have not seen in quite a while.  There are birds singing in the trees and in the air, as they spread their musical songs of spring into the Arizona desert morning.  I see a 4 month old baby tortoise, whose parents are now hibernating, due to the still chilly nights in this climate.  Each animal, bird, plant and other creature stands alone in this barren and dangerous habitat.  Of course, all of these creations has its own specific survival methods, its own ability to endure the elements in which they reside, even when the odds seem to go against them.

God took the time to create, even before time existed.  In the first chapter of Genesis, we read the narrative of how God created the heavens and the earth, and all of its creatures, including man in his image.  What a magnificent depiction of creation for us to understand that God, who is sovereign over all, decided to create everything, to create in such a way which was so detailed, that man would desire to spend lifetimes attempting to establish how parts of creation such as the human body function.  In Hebrews 11:3 ESV, the Bible tells us, “By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.”

God created everything in the universe by His word, from nothing.  As you consider how creation happened, you should be blown away by it, overwhelmed by the very thought of how God created, stunned when you attempt to understand creation, and come to the realization that creation is nearly past our ability to comprehend and clearly grasp.  This is where faith steps in.  So, now I ask, if you don’t mind, close your eyes, and look at creation. Stay there for awhile, and enjoy meeting with God.  During the visit into your look at creation, my hope is that you come to know God if you don’t already, for He is the creator of all, the one who loves us, sacrificing even His own Son for us, in order to create a path to salvation and to eternity with Him in heaven.  Enjoy the adventure of life, and all of God’s creation.

May you be blessed daily by God’s creation,

Daryl Dho

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