Wonders of God

I was thinking about some of the wonders of the world. If you stand before them and gaze at their beauty and majesty, they take your breath away. Yet, they cannot compare to the wonder and greatness of God.

Take the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) for example. An amazing and stunning display of light in the northern hemisphere. But, God created light. He is light. “When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” [John 8:12 NIV]

I think this phenomenon in our skies might be a muted reflection of the decor He uses in Heaven. See Revelation 4:3 —

A rainbow that shone like an emerald encircled the throne.”

Secondly, I considered Mount Everest. No-one can deny the sheer majesty of this mountain. Many have tried to conquer it and many have died in the attempt. It reaches into the sky, declaring its unsurpassable greatness. And yet, it in no way surpasses the immeasurableness of God. Not even close. He holds the mountains in the palm of His hand. How can you compete with that?

In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him.” [Ephesians 95:4 NIV]

Of course, one cannot leave out the Grand Canyon. The mind just boggles at the immensity of this natural wonder. In the same way however, we cannot fathom the extent of God’s love for us. Just as we could stand on one of these great cliffs and try to comprehend how it came to be, we can also try to wrap our finite and limited imaginations around the unbounded nature of God’s love. The Canyon might be able to be measured, but the love of the Father cannot–ever.

…to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge.” [Ephesians 3:18-19 NIV]

Do any areas of God’s creation inspire you to see His greatness? I’d love to hear them. 🙂 

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  1. When I read this, I thought I’d try to think of an Aussie one. Although I haven’t been there since I was 16, Ayers Rock does it for me. What a huge, magnificent monolith to be dominating the landscape all by itself in an area where there is hardly another pebble for miles! It reminds us that when we say God is the Rock on which we depend, we’re not talking about just any old rock 🙂
    Love the post, Amanda.

    • I love Ayers Rock. I agree. I’ve been there several times, but every time it’s absolute hugeness still surprises me. And God is bigger and greater and more wonderful than that…by far. 🙂

  2. I only have to look around the coastal area where we live and the wildflife here to see ample examples of God’s wondrous creation that cause me to praise Him.

    • Absolutely Dale. You don’t really have to look far, do you. His glory is everywhere if we open our eyes. Blessings. 🙂

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