Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Seeing God's Fingerprints

The weather here is finally becoming more mild, and this morning it was actually pleasantly cool outside! Taking advantage of the beautiful, clear morning, I took my schoolbooks outside to study on the porch swing. There's nothing quite like breathing in the fresh air and hearing the lovely sounds of nature as you work. Even more appropriate, the chapter in Systematic Theology by Wayne Grudem that I studied today was chapter 9: "The Existence of God". It talks about the truth that you can truly see God's fingerprint on everything around you. How can you question the existence of God when you see all He's made and formed down to the last intricate detail?

"The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge.


There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.


In the heavens He has pitched a tent for the sun, which is like a bridegroom coming forth from his pavilion, like a champion rejoicing to run his course.


It rises at one end of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other. Nothing is hidden from its heat.


The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul. The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple. The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes. The fear of the LORD is pure, enduring forever. The ordinances of the LORD are sure and altogether righteous.


They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb.

By them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great rewards."
~ Psalm 19:1-11

12 comments:

Anna S said...

Thank you for publishing something so uplifting. I'm sure many will be blessed by it.

Victoria said...

Dear Anna,
Thank you for taking photos that illustrate so well the scriptures that we have sung from Psalm 19 for so many years. PRAISE GOD, here on this earth is just of taste of The Glory that shall be revealed to us !

Love you, Mom

Sheila said...

That is truly beautiful. Thank you for sharing that with us. I will soon be reading the Systematic Theology book with you all on the Rebelution too! I am very excited about that. (Just have to receive the book.)

The photos are absolutely stunning. Thank you so much!

God bless,
Sheila

www.homeschoolblogger.com/Christsinstrument

Luke said...

the foggy picture is very pretty!

love ya,
Michele

Bonnie said...

Beautiful pictures... Thankyou for the uplifting post

Anna Naomi said...

Glad you all enjoyed the pictures! The sunrise pictures are ones I took at a camping trip more than a year ago - I just happened to wake up early and see the sun rising over the lake! The foggy one I took right after the hail storm we had in April.

Shelia, it will be fun to do Systematic Theology with you on the Rebelution!

Joanna said...

Hi Anna and Miriam!
The other day I was reading your blog and I want you to know that it encouraged me tremendously. Thanks for all you are doing and keep "doing hard things".

May the Lord bless you all abundantly!

Your fellow Maidens for the Lord,
Joanna for Megan and Jessina too! ;)
www.bloom-mag.blogspot.com

Rebekah S. said...

wow!! there aren't words to express the beauty of God's creation! Wonderful pics, Anna!! Thanks for a great post.

Beverly said...

Wow! What beautiful pictures. What wonderful illustrations of the beauty that our Heavenly Father created. He is a glorious God!

HsKubes' Gal said...

What beautiful pictures, thank you for sharing!
I’m sure you had a wonderful time doing schoolwork in the fresh morning air.
Sometimes I’ll get up early to fellowship with my Jesus and watch the sunrise!
Thanks for commenting on my blog.
I could never decorate cakes good at all until I got a cookie press/cake decorator. It’s SO much easier than squeezing the frosting out from a baggie! I took a cake decorating class a few years ago too, so I like to practice on everyone’s birthday.
Have a good week!

~Alexandra

A HEART OF PRAISE said...

What pretty pictures!! Thanks for sharing them.:) God's creation is so beautiful.

Elijah Lofgren said...

WOW! Cool pictures. Thanks for posting them!

I like the one out to the right of our house. :)