What would you do if someone leaves a beautiful gift right at your doorstep?
Would you think that the gift ended at your doorstep by chance? Or would you ask your friends and family for who sent it so you can thank them? That’s probably how most people would respond upon getting a surprise gift.
You received a beautiful gift. It was given to you even before you were born.
That gift is the Earth you live on – the air you breathe, the marvelous sceneries, and the life you enjoy. If you think of it, the Earth is like a gift left on humanity’s doorstep.
We have done nothing to deserve it, but here we are, enjoying God’s wonderful gift.
Take a moment and slow down to appreciate the beauty of God’s creation! Here are 10 Bible verses to help you embrace and celebrate the world we live in:
1. Every living thing is in God’s hands
“But ask the animals, and they will teach you;
the birds of the air, and they will tell you;
ask the plants of the earth, and they will teach you;
and the fish of the sea will declare to you.
Who among all these does not know
that the hand of the Lord has done this?
In his hand is the life of every living thing
and the breath of every human being.” (Job 12:7-10 NRSV)
2. God is pleased with His creation
“So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that moves, with which the waters abounded, according to their kind, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.” (Genesis 1:21 NKJV)
3. In wisdom, God made it all
“O Lord, how manifold are your works!
In wisdom have you made them all;
the earth is full of your creatures.
Here is the sea, great and wide,
which teems with creatures innumerable,
living things both small and great.” (Psalm 104:24-25 ESV)
4. The earth was made by God’s power, preserved by His wisdom
“But the LORD made the earth by his power, and he preserves it by his wisdom. With his own understanding he stretched out the heavens.” (Jeremiah 10:12 NLT)
5. Let all creation praise God!
“Let heaven celebrate! Let the earth rejoice!
Let the sea and everything in it roar!
Let the countryside and everything in it celebrate!
Then all the trees of the forest too
will shout out joyfully.” (Psalm 96:11-12 CEB)
6. Darkness cannot overcome God’s creation
“All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” (John 1:3-5 ESV)
7. With God’s breath, life formed on earth
“God, the Lord, created the heavens and stretched them out.
He created the earth and everything in it.
He gives breath to everyone,
life to everyone who walks the earth.” (Isaiah 42:5 NLT)
8. By faith, we understand that God created this world
“Because of our faith, we know that the world was made at God’s command. We also know that what can be seen was made out of what cannot be seen.” (Hebrews 11:3 CEV)
9. All things were created through God, for God
“For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him.” (Colossians 1:16 ESV)
10. Let every creature praise God
“And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying, “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!” (Revelation 5:13 ESV)
Truly, God speaks to His people through Scripture and creation. Now, the question remains: how can you extend your appreciation to His wonderful gift?
May the Creator’s love and wisdom lead you into reflecting that love back to His creation.
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