Jn.1:1-3 – In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him not even one thing came into being that has come into being.
Its funny how there is such majesty and beauty surrounding us everyday and we seldom notice it. Its as if the Lord is trying everything possible to attract out attention and we are too often distracted by other things. There is an eagle soaring overhead or a rabbit scurrying for his rabbit hole and we are fixated on our phone. Or maybe we have not even bothered to come outside our abode, locked in with curtains pulled and devices and television demanding our attention. Meanwhile creation is calling. What is creation talking about? What is its ultimate purpose. Creation exists primarily to point us to the Creator. The beauty of His artistry, magnificent as it is, pales in comparison to God Himself. We see His beauty in His creation as well as in His work. Redemption is a display of this beauty. Here is how Dane Ortlund describes the beauty of God.
“There is beauty only in God, and all beauty perceived in the creation is simply the reflection of God himself. Picking up the above quote about the “beauty of creation,” Edwards goes on, as he always does, to raise our eyes from the loveliness of creation to the loveliness of God. We have “reason from the beauty of the sun to admire at the invisible glory of that God whose fingers have formed it.” Later in this sermon he says, “The beauty of trees, plants, and flowers, with which God has bespangled the face of the earth, is delightful; . . . the beauty of the highest heavens is transcendent; the excellency of angels and the saints in light is very glorious: but it is all deformity and darkness in comparison of the brighter glories and beauties of the Creator of all.” The loveliness of the created order exists for God’s sake, not its own.”
So what is God after? He seems to have gone to great extremes to get our attention. At the end of the day He is after your joy and His glory. Once you see His greatness and His beauty you will be filled to overflowing with His unspeakable joy.