In our full and oftentimes distracted lives, it can be a major challenge to take what we heard on Sunday and carry it into Monday. Here are some thoughts to help us grab on to what we heard. First, the big thought. Second, some possible ways to respond.
The Big Thought
Many of us believe that God is deeply, actively involved in His creation but it's possible we don't live that way. Psalm 104 invites us to slow down and see God at Work in 4 ways:
- God is present in and over creation. His fingerprints are meant to be noticed!
- God's glory in creation invites our delight. Most of creation is unexplored and exists ONLY to display the weighty beauty of our Creator. The creation we can see is fallen, but it contains hints forward to the New Creation.
- Our Creator is not only pro-life, He's pro-planet. The whole creation is groaning for God to redeem and renew both soils and souls.
- We can meditate on the Creator-Redeemer Connection. Hebrews 1:2-3, Colossians 1:16-17, and Romans 8:19-25 all show how Jesus' creating work is tightly connected to His redeeming work.
Some possible ways to respond:
Slow down and enjoy what God has made!
- Consider taking some friends to visit the Abrams Planetarium at MSU on a Sunday afternoon this Fall--for one of their family shows.
- For a 1 minute pause, check out this classic video on the sheer size of the Great Blue Whale ("it's tongue is the size of an automobile... some of it's blood vessels are big enough to swim through")
Take some time to explore the Creator-Redeemer Connection in Hebrews 1:2-3, Colossians 1:16-17, and Romans 8:19-25.