Be Rooted in Him: Wonder at His Works
We're moved to think about God as Creator in front of a beautiful ocean or stunning sunset. But do we wonder at God's most treasured creations - His people? Emily takes us through the wonder of God's image-bearing people...
They speak of the glorious splendour of your majesty, and I will meditate on your wonderful works.
They tell of the power of your awesome works, and I will proclaim your great deeds.
They celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness.
Psalm 145: 5-7
The glory of the Lord in His creation is undeniable. Creation has pointed people to our Creator for centuries. Just as King David writes in Psalm 145, we often look at the world in awe of God.
In summer, I spent almost a month travelling across the Canada, a.k.a the Land of Lakes, where bright blue water is coloured by rock-flour from the melting glaciers, and surrounded by towering mountains. Countless people have looked up from a valley to a snow-capped peak and have been amazed at the might of the mountain, and the God who created it.
Yet, when was the last time you looked at the person next to you on the train and marvelled that they are one of God’s “wonderful works”? When was the last time you looked in the mirror and couldn’t help but “sing of [His] righteousness”?
Why is it that we can feel His power when surrounded by pastel blue rivers, but we often forget to be inspired by the mighty spirit that he so carefully placed in each one of us?
People are what God is all about.
In Psalm 139, King David declares:
“You knit me together in my mother’s womb” (Psalm 139:13)
In the picture this creates, David conveys the delicacy and care that has gone into every one of us. So when we celebrate our Lord’s “abundant goodness” how could we not think of the abundant love that He has poured into your Maths teacher, or the guy serving you a hot chocolate with marshmallows and cream?
So Father, as I go through each day that you have given me, I pray You will help me to remember that each person I meet was created by the same God that forms mountains; help me to remember that Your power is active in them; encourage me to thank You for your goodness to them, and to me, so that each breath may praise Your name. Amen.
Emily has grown up in Cambridge and is in her second term studying Arabic at Oxford. She loves the freedom that comes from stepping out into God’s calling for her life, whatever that may look like, knowing there is no limit to the reach of His plans. She gets super excited by God’s infinite love and grace, as well as chocolate, puppies and exploring new cities.