Our son and daughter-in-law live not far from us on 38 acres. Much of their property grow bushes, vines, and trees. But a large area around their home is filled with all kinds of plants and animals. Yes, a trip of goats, a flock of chickens, and a gaggle of ducks! Did I get that right? Google it yourself as I did!
You should see the French pumpkins, purple tomatoes, and pink blueberries they grow. We’re glad they own a farm they’re developing. We thank the Lord for what He’s given them to work and harvest.
But wouldn’t it be a shame to miss the Gardener for the garden as most do in this world? Sadly so. Not me. I see Him everywhere. A vision I choose to keep and cherish. You too? Look around. Take in as much as you can, in gratitude to our Creator God.
Why not read Psalm 104 where praise abounds to that Master Craftsman. For everything–birds, the sun, vines and plants, animals of the sea, livestock of the land, oil, and bread, trees and… you get the point. Everything!
Forget about luck, chance, string theories, the Big Bang, and Darwinian evolution. No dice. These are often man’s ways of ignoring and discounting God. Of stealing glory from the only deserving One. Of dethroning the King of Creation. Of robbing Jesus of what’s rightfully His. Not nice to fool with Mother Nature let alone Father God! Anyway, He won’t stand for it in the end.
So, give Him His rightful glory. Psalm 104: 24, 31, 35–‘O Lord, how manifold are your works! In wisdom have you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures…May the glory of the Lord endure forever; may the Lord rejoice in his works…Bless the Lord, O my soul! Praise the Lord!’
On this Palm, Sunday, raise your voice in praise to our Lord Jesus as those crowds did years ago now!
Thank you, Lord, for all your wonderful creation. In Jesus’ name. Amen.