Creation is a marvelous thing. As I spent a week with my husband and granddaughter on an Alaskan cruise, I saw such wonders that only God could have created. He thought of everything. He gave us such wonders to marvel over, such as mountains, streams, waterfalls, oceans, and all the creatures that habitat these places. We tried our best to see as much as we could in the short time we were there. It was wonderful to watch our 7 year old granddaughter experience the spectacular scenery that we were afforded on this trip. She hopped and squealed every time she saw a whale, and we saw many. She would jump up and run to the windows anytime someone on the ship called out that they saw something in the ocean. She did not want to miss anything.
Sometimes we adults lose that excitement of seeing God’s creation. We take things for granted and seem to not be as thrilled over the simplest things. But if we would stop and take in the beauty of His creation, that thrill of the world around us would come to us also. If we would stop and think about the order and effort that our Heavenly Father put into His plan for His kingdom and His people, we would be reminded of His unconditional and incomprehensible love for us.
The snow-capped mountains that my granddaughter continued to point out to me reminded me of God’s love that reaches heights that we cannot comprehend. We have a finite idea of love, and He shows us a love that surpasses our understanding. We must receive it in faith because we cannot truly understand it.
The blue-green oceans that surrounded us during our weeklong voyage reminded me of His unfathomable mercy that He bestows on us. It is so deep that we cannot see the bottom of it. We cannot see the end of it. His mercy is given to us unearned and undeserved, and yet we are allowed to walk in it daily.
The beautiful puffy white clouds that fascinated by granddaughter from her perch in the airplane reminded me of my sins forgiven. He has made me white as snow and those clouds remind me that my sins are as far from me as east is to the west. He gave His son to take our place on the sacrificial cross so that our sins would be forgiven and that we may have fellowship with Him. I am reminded to continue to have fellowship with Him. I must call out to Him for He is always there waiting from my voice to speak to Him.
The waves that we experienced during our trip reminded me of the storms of life and that we were safe aboard ship. Even though the rains came down and the ship rocked, I was confident that my Heavenly Father had me in His arms protecting me and mine. We could look out at the storm and be confident of our safety because of His promises to us.
There are so many things in this world to remind us of who our Father is and who we are to Him. Look around and be blessed by the world created by Him for us.