Marveling at God’s Creation

 In Blog, Pam Cavanaugh

I sat on my screened-in porch reading and sipping tea – a rare still moment early in the morning before the busy day begins.  Ever since I was a little girl, I have wanted to live in a place where I would have a screened-in porch.  The Lord remembers all those secret desires of our hearts and, at the right time, He is gracious to fulfill those desires.

 

We rent a farmhouse on beautiful property and, as I looked up, a young deer passed in front of my porch – a beautiful creature probably heading to the near-by pond.  It is not as if I have never seen a deer before.  But I marvel at how my heart leaps every time I see the beautiful creatures God has created.

 

‘I never grow tired of looking at your creation, Lord, your majesty.’  Psalm 104:24 says, “O Lord, how manifold are your works!  In wisdom you have made them all; the earth is full of your riches.”

 

The Lord turned my thoughts into a devotional for the day: ‘Lord, may this “leap” in my heart spill over to everything you have created and given to me – friends, family, life, the Word of God, salvation, etc.’  Psalm 42:1 says, “As the deer pants for flowing streams, so my soul for you, O God.”

 

Creation sings the Father’s song


He calls the sun to wake the dawn

And run the course of day


Till evening comes in crimson rays

His fingerprints in flakes of snow

His breath upon this spinning globe

He charts the eagle’s flight

Commands the newborn baby’s cry

 

Hallelujah! Let all creation stand and sing

“Hallelujah!” Fill the earth with songs of worship

Tell the wonders of creation’s King

 

Creation gazed upon His face


The ageless One in time’s embrace

Unveiled the Father’s plan


Of reconciling God and man


A second Adam walked the earth


Whose blameless life would break the curse

Whose death would set us free

To live with Him eternally

 

Creation longs for His return


When Christ shall reign upon the earth

The bitter wars that rage


Are birth pains of a coming age


When He renews the land and sky


All heaven will sing and earth reply

With one resplendent theme


The glory of our God and King

 

[Copyright © 2008 Keith & Kristyn Getty & Stuart Townend]

“Oh magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together.”

Psalm. 34:3

Pam Cavanaugh

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  • Karen Ruth

    “Prone to wander–Lord, I feel it; prone to leave the God I love.” It comes with far too much ease to think lightly of the marvelous works, the wonderful deeds with which He surrounds us daily. I often think that life in 2013 is too fast, Pam. So THANK YOU for showing me the marvel of the deer that pants for the water at the pond this morning…and reminding me of the great joy of REMEMBERing to thirst for Him and His righteousness with as much longing as has that beautiful creature.

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