1 Chron.16:31-34 – Let the heavens be joyful, and the earth rejoice;
And let them say among the nations, “The LORD reigns.”
Let the sea roar, and everything it contains;
Let the field rejoice, and everything that is in it.
Then the trees of the forest will sing for joy in the presence of the LORD;
For He is coming to judge the earth.
Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good;
For His faithfulness is everlasting.
God’s work is absolutely perfect. His handiwork revealed in His creation is beyond human comprehension or our imagination. The fact that the apparent random characteristics seen in our universe resulted in this perfect paradise called earth provides a place for human residence is beyond accidental. You would have to be arrogantly choosing to be blind to believe that someone is not behind this master plan. In other words this random universe is not random but the magnificent work of our God. His work is beautiful and displays His nature and power. Here is how Gerald McDermott describes this beauty in his book “Everyday Glory”.
“Hermann Weyl, one of the great mathematical physicists of the twentieth century, wrote that although there is plenty of evil in the world, scientists have found that at the deepest levels of nature there is perfection: “In [history] we evidently have not yet succeeded in raising the veil with which our human nature covers the essence of things. But in our knowledge of physical nature we have penetrated so far that we can obtain a vision of the flawless harmony which is in conformity with sublime reason.” As Barr put it, nature’s “fundamental patterns appear more and more wonderfully perfect the more closely they are examined.” How strange!”
We all go about our day in such a casual way unappreciative of His greatness all around us. Simple things like a summer rain or His gentle cooling breeze go unnoticed. He is present in the wind, the singing of the birds, the sound of the crashing waves in the ocean, and in the crashing of His thunder and flashes of lightning. His glory is literally all around us at every moment as we ho-hum our way through our daily rituals. Stop for a moment today and just acknowledge His nearness and His beauty that is literally breaking in on us. He is nearer than you think. Acknowledge Him and you may be surprised at how close He really is.