Oh, the beauty of God’s gifts…do you recognize them?
His works are marvelous…are you opening your children’s eyes to them?
They are all around us.
“Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them slip from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them.” ~Deuteronomy 4:9
Last Sunday was Earth Day (I know I’m late)! There was much hoopla over protecting our planet, and that’s fine, (at our home we believe in stewarding it well), but the most important thing was deleted! God, the Divine Creator has been intentionally removed from the picture.
A friend articulated it so well,”Green is becoming the new God. Green is the new force out there trying to control businesses and the population through the name of “Mother Earth”; it sounds noble, but the fact is that the agendas are anything but that.”
Our children will fail to understand this if we don’t teach proactively to them.
But the gift of our earthly home began with God! Human gifts are often wrongly motivated, always defective, and temporary. Gifts that are good and perfect come only from above, from the Father of lights.
The marvelous earth itself was good and perfect. In fact, God pronounced it “very good”.
Since Creation, He has maintained that standard, for with God “is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” Both He and His creation remain forever. In fact, this principle as seen in the natural world is now recognized by scientists as the most universal of all scientific laws ~ the principle of conservation of matter and energy, the “first law of thermodynamics.“
Into this perfect creation, however, has appeared an intruder, a disordering agent. By man came sin, and then came the great Curse, and now the whole creation is under the bondage of decay.
The Fall Of Man, by Hendrik Goltzius, 1616, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
The universally observed fact that everything tends to wear out, run down, grow old and die is also recognized as a universal law~ the principle of increasing entropy, the “second law of thermodynamics”.
But with God is no “shadow of turning.” He is not only invariable in essence, but unchanging in nature. Thus, every gift from God is still a good gift and a perfect gift! So also is His inspired Word perfect.
Let us keep the Giver at the forefront of our thoughts as we witness the intricacy and grandeur of what He has made! Let us teach this to our children lest they are blinded by the false teaching in schools and by the media!
“Your word, O LORD, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens.” ~Ps. 119: 89
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning” ~ James 1:17
(A thank you to ICR for information gleaned from the late Dr. Henry Morris’s article)
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