2012 Landscape and Nature (28)

When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars that you have established; what are human beings that you are mindful of them, mortals that you care for them? Psalm 8:3-4

I believe our finest hours with God are the ones where we stand in awe of God’s masterpiece, and I believe that all of creation exists to co-create right along with God.  Have you ever found yourself mesmerized by a spider web?  Have you ever noticed how it shimmers in the light of the sun as the breeze nudges it into motion?  From the right angle it will cast a prism of color.  So intricately fashioned, yet it took the work of the spider to bring God’s dream to fulfillment.  Or what about the perfect symmetry and sweet goodness of a honeycomb?  God set it in motion by creating the bee, and the fruit of perfect collaboration materialized and was realized.

When I look at the intentional art of humans, I understand that each of us, in our own way, are making offerings to God.  And like a child’s painting proudly displayed on the refrigerator, God cherishes each one.  Through art we are reaching, straining, endeavoring to please our creator, and to co-create a more glorious creation.  I take photos to slow down and suspend this work in progress so that I can examine and savor the authenticity of this dreamweave we are spinning together.  A smile, a tear, a flash of lightning or the flap of a wing.. It all works together making God tangible, touchable, approachable, and real.

Prayer

My God, how can I doubt that you exist when your evidence is so compelling?  Amen

 

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