God’s gift of nature

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November 10, 2019 God’s gift of nature

We have hymns that glorify it.

Psalms that testify to the wonder of it.

Sermons that try to capture the meaning of it.

Nature is a small word for a seemingly infinite universe, a home shared by black holes and neutron stars and a tiny blue marble called earth.

I recently read an article on National Public Radio’s website where a scientist wondered how our exquisitely beautiful universe could exist without a supreme designer. He said, “…beautiful spiral and elliptical galaxies are scattered throughout, but not randomly; they lie along invisible filaments, like glitter tossed on lines of glue. Where several big filaments intersect, great clusters of galaxies have formed. Why?…Where did all this structure come from?

This Sunday we will give thanks for every atom, filament, and living being in this universe. And we’ll especially give thanks for the author of this universe and of all nature, our Lord Jesus Christ. Concerning Jesus, John said in his Gospel, He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. (John 1:1-3). That’s right. Nothing was made without Him, including the star dust and water and atoms that are you and me.

Thank God for the gift of creation! What an awesome world we live in!

And this Sunday, the eve of Veterans Day in our nation, do not neglect to thank a veteran for their service to peace and freedom.

Grace and peace, Pastor Bob

Genesis 1:26-31