1 Peter 1:13: “So prepare your minds for action and exercise self-control. Put all your hope in the gracious salvation that will come to you when Jesus Christ is revealed to the world.”

Have you ever noticed that God does not give up easily? Following is a great example. We read in the beginning pages of the book of Genesis (Genesis 1:1):

“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.  The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep.” 

Wait a minute – God created Heaven and Earth and the outcome is formless and empty? How does that add up? Well, it really doesn’t make a whole lot of sense – unless we’re looking at a time span between those opening lines of the Bible, time enough for a drama to unfold, a drama that went down like this:

God created beauty.  After beauty was destroyed, God cleaned up a big mess and brought back beauty.

Creation story is our first clue that God does not like to give up. What did He do after all He had built was ruined? He raised new life out of dead ashes! And life exploded into an endless variety of species. One of the new species God created was mankind.

God created mankind to be caretakers of planet Earth. After all the destruction that went on before we were created, I think that’s quite understandable. We didn’t come as a single edition, but were created male and femaleMade in God’s image, we work as a team, not unlike the Trinity who also operates as a team.

Unfortunately, mankind parted ways with their Creator at some point in history. That choice is affecting our world today. Again God sees His creation suffering.

Picture yourself building something exquisite with your own hands. Then someone comes along and destroys it. What an outrage! Well, against all odds you decide to start from scratch one day and build something completely different. Again, you love the outcome. You’re really proud of it. But guess what: it happens again! Someone comes along and spits on your creation. Would you now give up?

Well, God did not give up. Jesus, a member of the Trinity, came to Earth to become a member of human society. He lived to help us and died to set us free. As a result, we’re still here today. We live because God wants us to live. That’s God’s salvation in a nutshell.

If you happen to look at a dead situation right now wondering what good can come out of it, look up to God. Remember: He revived the universe. He can revive you!

Hallelujah, Thine the glory! Hallelujah Amen! Hallelujah, Thine the glory! Revive us again!

Psalm 19:1-4: “The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship. Day after day they continue to speak; night after night they make him known. They speak without a sound or word; their voice is never heard. Yet their message has gone throughout the earth, and their words to all the world.”

Yesterday I started blogging about a Bible verse; today I started connecting with people doing the same.  While this might be a way to spread God’s Word (by blogging about it), I see in Psalm 19 an example of proclaiming God’s glory without the use of words.  This reveals that communication is not always based on language, and that there are more languages to the universe than the language that comes out of our mouth.

A voiceless language can be just as effective.  Great examples of silent but powerful witnesses are the skies God created.  What do we see when looking up to the skies?  The first thing that comes to my mind is “limitless”.  We know that phrase: “The sky’s the limit”, which means that there is practically no limit.  Neither does God’s power know any boundaries or limitations!

This is just one little example of how creation speaks of God and continues to do so, day after day!

“Dear Heavenly Father, Your thumbprints are all over creation.  I enjoy the fruit of Your labor, the mountains You have formed, the animals You have created, the sounds of the birds in the sky, the fragrance of flowers and herbs on the ground….if seeing is believing, I can say that I see You everywhere in the outdoors, and I like what I see!  I love You.”