Your Wonders

And the heavens will praise Your wonders, O LORD;

from Psalm 89:5

The sunset over the lake was dazzling with radiant light and color.

With each pattern changing as darkness approached, there would never be quite the same sunset again.

In all its beauty, the heavens were praising God’s magnificent wonders.

Wouldn’t you agree?

 

Your wonders

He Performs Wonders

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There were so many plants for sale!

Walking through a market area, I came to an open air aisle with several varieties of plants.

On the end of a display a particularly unusual one warranted closer inspection.

I didn’t recognize its kind at all.

Of course, God has always known, since it was created by Him.

I just didn’t know about it.

In fact, I don’t believe I have never even imagined anything like it.

But there it was, right in front of me….

In the Old Testament book of Job, we find this words:

He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted.

—Job 5:9

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I have been praying for several people lately involving incredible needs.

There are times when those needs are so heavy and so great.

I can’t fix the problems.

I can’t lift the burdens.

Beyond that, I don’t have the wisdom to really know what would be best in each situation.

It is happened before, though, and I trust it will happen again—

I will see how God works in each life as He performs wonders that I have never even imagined.

There will be miracles that I may not even recognize at first, yet they will be right there in front of me and all involved.

Of course, God will have known all along what He would do.

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What Is It?

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As I pulled my car into the parking space and got out, I noticed some unusual flowers growing by the front entrance of the clinic.

My watery eyes, stuffy nose and sneezing had been the ugly culprits that had caused me to make the appointment.

Seeing these flowers was a bright way to begin the morning.

I walked over to them for a quick look–I didn’t want to be late signing in.

I think I even thought the words, “What are these flowers?” in my mind.

Beautiful and delicate, they were cream colored with just a touch of lavender on the edges of the petals.

When my appointment was over, I headed out to my car.

Getting my camera, I took several photographs of the flowers before leaving.

Of course, I know that I don’t know everything.

Still, seeing flowers that I didn’t recognize seemed a bit of a surprise.

The world is filled with the wonders of God’s creation, and there are so many things that He has made that we have not discovered yet.

The flowers at the clinic are probably quite common, but for some reason, I had never noticed them before.

God knew He had made them.

Today, He introduced me to them!

In the Old Testament, God provided manna in the desert for His people to eat.

It was new to them; in fact, it was completely new.

God had created it just for them:

When the sons of Israel saw it, they said to one another, “What is it?”
For they did not know what it was.
And Moses said to them, “It is the bread which the LORD has given you to eat.”

–Exodus 16:15

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All throughout our lives we will be introduced to the wonders of God.

The wonders of His faithfulness,

the wonders of His love,

and the wonders of His creation.

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The Wonders

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We had not ever visited the park before.

A large tree (a VERY large tree) had an informative monument in front of it.

Although I am not totally certain how the date was calculated, the tree is reported to be 350 years old.

If the date is correct, that would mean the towering oak tree was just getting started around the time that a man named Anton Van Leeeuwenhoek first saw bacteria with a microscope.

Also, about the same time, Sir Isaac Newton invented the reflecting telescope.

There were other things being crafted then, besides lenses.

Things like cuckoo clocks and candy canes.

Since the tree began its upward growth, a lot has happened.

Now, we have the Hubble and Herschel space telescopes, allowing us to see even more of God’s vast universe.

Electron microscopes probe deep into what is miniscule around us and within us with majestic clarity while cuckoo clocks and candy canes have probably managed to stay the same….

God has allowed recent generations to understand more of His creation through advances in science and technology.

Just because we weren’t aware of a nebula or a microorganism long ago, didn’t mean they weren’t in existence.

We may not be aware of God and His power, but it doesn’t mean He isn’t there.

A lot has changed in 350 years.

God has not.

In fact, He will not change.

We can trust in His love and His mercy.

We can trust in His power.

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