All Creation

Praise Yahweh! Praise Yahweh from the heavens!

Praise him in the heights! Praise him, all his angels!

Praise him, all his army! Praise him, sun and moon!

Praise him, all you shining stars!

Praise him, you heavens of heavens, You waters that are above the heavens.

Let them praise the name of Yahweh, For he commanded, and they were created. He has also established them forever and ever.  He has made a decree which will not pass away.

Praise Yahweh from the earth, you great sea creatures, and all depths!

Lightning and hail, snow and clouds; stormy wind, fulfilling his word; mountains and all hills; fruit trees and all cedars; wild animals and all livestock; small creatures and flying birds; kings of the earth and all peoples; princes and all judges of the earth; both young men and maidens; old men and children: let them praise the name of Yahweh, for his name alone is exalted.

His glory is above the earth and the heavens.

He has lifted up the horn of his people, the praise of all his saints; even of the children of Israel, a people near to him.

Praise Yahweh!     Psalm 148 (WEB)

A friend, who is a feature writer for our webzine, Bible Study Paths,  just sent me some pictures from her travels. They will be in the September edition of the webzine. There are some beautiful pictures of rivers, mountains, clouds, and the colors are indescribable.

I am struggling right now with keeping my eyes up on God. Sometimes the pit may seem deeper than it is and so the Light may seem farther away than it really is. The enemy and my flesh combine to deceive me on where I really am!

God has used my friend and the clouds, rain, even the neighborhood kittens to remind me that He has created it all and yet, as beautiful as it all is, He has named me … His child. I remember that Jesus said that the Father created the beautiful flowers and knows every sparrow but they are not His best creation. I am. You are.

Even when I look at the indescribable creation, I consider that God could have just created it all in black and white or just brown or just green. Look at the sky. Look at the trees. So many hues of color. Our Father is Creator of such beauty. There is a website that shows pictures taken with the Hubble Telescope.  Go to the site and click on “gallery”. Picture after picture of places beyond what I have listed so far. WOW!

God shows me again His faithfulness. He sees my struggle and sends so many people and brings His slideshow of love to lift me up. And then He speaks to my heart and reminds me of His promises. He shows me how to move forward.

Thank You, Lord. Thank You.

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