The headlines in any newspaper across the country, reveal the very worst in the world. People commit all kinds of crimes, each one more shocking than the other. At times, it may seem as though God has abandoned us, and left us to our own devices. But He is with us daily. All we have to do is to look in the right places.
We need to go beyond the world that we have made, and look at the world that God has made. The wonder of His creation is everywhere: in the changing of the seasons, in the magnificence of a forest, in the invisible wind, in the joyful sounds of children on a playground, in the care of a loving grandmother, in the fruits and vegetables that nourish our bodies, in the golden clouds of a sunrise. These prove God’s constant presence in the universe, and in our lives.
We do not have to go very far to experience Him. All we need to do is look at ourselves: the hands that move when we wish, the feet that can take us anywhere, the eyes that help us see both beauty, and tragedy, the ears that hear the cries of others, and the arms that can comfort the lost.
You and I are, indeed, fearfully and wonderfully made. We are the miracles of life! This day may seem, at first glance, like another ordinary day – one more day of bad news everywhere we look. Let us take a peek behind the scenes, though, and glimpse the amazing splendor of God’s world, where all things are made new.