In Psalm 139 verse 14 we read “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Like the many floral displays we see in the Churches, each of us are wonderfully made by God. He sees us for who we are and sees the potential in each of us and like the Psalmist we should also ‘Praise God’. No matter where we are and no matter what we look at we can see the wonderful things that God has created and know that they come directly from Him.
Do you remember the old black and white T.V.’s? When I was a child I remember asking my Grandmother was everything black and white when she was growing up. In Lamentations chapter 3 verse 25 we read “The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him.” God could have created a black and white world with no scents, no sounds, no tastes and where everything looks the same, but He didn’t. Out of God’s goodness and grace He created a world full of incredible beauty and variety.
God’s generosity is also made known to us in His kindness and unfailing love. As each of us are wonderfully made by God, He has made a way by which we can be made perfect in His sight. Jesus dying on the cross in our place means that our sins can be removed from us ‘as far as the east is from the west…’ (Psalm 103:12). Allowing God’s love to transform us means that we will be ready when God moves across the world in the final Harvest.
Even so, Lord, quickly come,
bring thy final harvest home;
gather thou thy people in,
free from sorrow, free from sin,
there, forever purified,
in thy presence to abide;
come, with all thine angels, come,
raise the glorious harvest home. (Hymn 37)