The Sacredness of God's Handiwork
How do we live in creation? Do we relate to it as a place full of "things" we can use for whatever need we want to fulfill and whatever goal we wish to accomplish? Or do we see creation first of all as a sacramental reality, a sacred space where God reveals to us the immense beauty of the Divine?
As long as we only use creation, we cannot recognize its sacredness because we are approaching it as if we were its owners. But when we relate to all that surrounds us as created by the same God who created us and as the place where God appears to us and calls us to worship and adoration, then we are able to recognize the sacredness of all God's handiwork.Henri J. M. NouwenBread For the Journey
As I read these words of Henri Nouwen and listened to the words sung by Michael Card I was reminded how much I take this glorious world for granted. Instead of expecting the roses to bloom and spread their beautiful petals, I should be in awe of the beauty!!! It's the glory of God in our midst! I should be jubilant in this garden. I should be singing joyfully!!! And so I will!!!
Thanks be to God!