How many are your works, O LORD! In wisdom you made them all.
The creativity of God astounds me! When I think about God’s interaction with human beings, one of the first words that comes to mind is extravagant. When God created flowers, he didn’t create one or two kinds. He created hundreds of thousands of different flowers with different shapes and colors and sizes and scents. They bloom in different seasons and in different places. The same is true of trees: God created hundreds of thousands of different kinds in every size and shape. And think of fruits and vegetables. They come in so many colors, textures, shapes, and flavors. It seems that God’s creativity just in the realm of plants is virtually endless, and it certainly surpasses anything humans could do. Genesis says that God created all of this for us—for our nourishment, our shelter, and our enjoyment. What a wonderful God!
Heavenly Father, I marvel at the extent of Your extravagant provision. Open my heart daily to the wonder of Your world. Give me a new appreciation for all You have done—from the magnitude of the distant galaxies to the flavors of the fruits and vegetables I enjoy. Thank You for the creativity and imagination You have placed within humanity because we are made in Your image. May my creativity always bring glory to You. In Jesus’ name, amen.
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