Thursday, March 24, 2011

In the Beginning . . .

Genesis 1:1
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

The view from the plane was spectacular this past week descending into Anchorage.  I am always awestruck by the beauty of the snow covered mountains.   Evidence of God’s creation!

Seeing a moose in the wild still excites me.    Being in Anchorage a week, I knew the odds were good I would see one.  And, if all else fails, I have been known to ask a cab driver to get on the radio to ask if any other driver has seen a moose.  And, this week the “moose call” resulted in driving two extra blocks to see a moose.  I just watched it, meandering around someone’s yard, eating a bite or two and looking back at me from time to time.  Here is this large animal, supported by skinny legs. (He might have been thinking the same thing looking back at me!)   The moose – evidence of God’s creation!

One evening I was standing in the cold, watching the sky turn colors that reflected off the water and ice.  It is easy to forget about the hustle bustle of the world around you and instead marvel at the beauty God created!   The sunset – evidence of God’s creation!

The moon, not to be outdone by the sun, came out in full force the following evening.  It was so large that it caused me to pull over, get out of the car and just be amazed at the beauty God created.  The moon – evidence of God’s creation!
I love to sing and sometimes when I am experiencing God’s creation I sing.   This is one of my favorite songs reminding me of God’s creation

I Know My Redeemer Lives

Who taught the sun where to stand in the morning?
and Who told the ocean you can only come this far?
and Who showed the moon where to hide 'til evening?
Whose words alone can catch a falling star?

Well I know my Redeemer lives
I know my Redeemer lives:
Let all creations testify
Let this, life within me cry
I know my Redeemer lives, yeah.

The very same God that spins things in orbit
runs to the weary, the worn and the weak
And the same gentle hands that hold me when I'm broken
They conquered death to bring me victory

Now I know my Redeemer lives
I know my Redeemer lives
Let all creations testify
Let this life within we cry
I know my Redeemer, He lives
To take away my shame
And He lives forever, I'll proclaim

That the payment for my sin
Was the precious life He gave
But now He's alive and
There's an empty grave.

Which of God’s creation causes you to catch your breath? 


  1. I really like the bright orange rock formations at Bryce Canyon in Utah? Just amazing. Did you check for bears before you got out of your car to look at the moon? =) Great post!

  2. @A.JoyI have not seen Bryce Canyon . . . maybe one of these days! Didn't check for a bear but only because I haven't seen one in town. But out in the outlying areas, I ALWAYS look for bear . . . and make sure I am with someone I can outrun! :-)

  3. I stop for the mountains. I can't help it. They are different every day depending on the sun or the moon or the clouds. The colors are just amazing.

    I want to share a favorite hymn of mine that I sing with my girls.
    I love you Lord
    And I lift my voice
    To worship You
    Oh my soul, rejoice.

    Take joy my King
    In what you hear
    May it be a sweet, sweet sound
    In your ear.

  4. The face of a new born baby. I remember how I had the priviliage and honor of holding my nephew Cole shortly after his birth. I remember making odd dolphin noises..that of which had never come out of my mouth before or since. I believe that was a pure and heartfelt joy at one of God's creations. His parents welcomed us all there. I was happy I was there to share in their joy. I was not given this honor with my first grandchild so it was very special to me.

  5. Doesn't God's creation just make your heart sing, and sometimes bring tears to your eyes?

    That is a beautiful hymn, "Oh my soul , rejoice." and it does.

  6. @krisnic, I love that song as well ... what a sweet sound when your children sing about our Savior! Thank you for your post!

    @jkgimse, agree the face of a new born baby is a most spectacular evidence of God's creation. Thank you for posting!

    @KathyB., yes, it does especially at the ocean. I am blown away by the sight and sound of the waves . . . I always think of "the mountains shall bow and the seas shall roar at the sound of His name."

  7. When I stand on the shore of the ocean, and look out to the ever expanding horizon, and you hear the roar of the waves crashing, the slight breeze, the sun on your face, and the faint cry of the gull, I feel I could stay there forever. God is good and worthy to be praised!