Love Song From a Savior
I’ve never had anyone write me a love song, but I remember in high school this one time when a friend of mine serenaded his girlfriend in front of the whole school, much to the jealousy of the girls and the chagrin of the boys. It was a big deal. Along this same line, I had an interesting thought.
Look around you. Every cloud, every leaf, every star in the sky is a courting gift from God. He gently woos us with expressions of His great love for us. He could have created a bare-bones, basic terrarium in which to place mankind. Instead, He placed His greatest creation in a world with amber waves of grain and purple mountains majesty, the Aurora Borealis and Great Barrier Reef, over 270,000 different species of flowers, and powerful waterfalls that plummet hundreds of feet to the rivers below.
The heavens tell of the glory of God. The skies display his marvelous craftsmanship. (Psalm 19:1 NLT)
From Day 1, when God spoke light into existence, His plan was to create the best possible environment in which to place mankind. And since His desire is that we be in a relationship with Him, His creativity drove Him to express His deep affection for us in color and sound and shape. From the gurgle of a baby to the call of the Coqui frog, the Royal Blue of deep Pacific seas to the Emerald Green of Ireland, the curve of a rainbow to the spiral triangles of the aloe plant, creation reveals God’s majesty and His love for us.
It’s His gift to us; patiently showing us each and every day that He created all this to woo us into relationship.
And God said, “Look! I have given you the seed-bearing plants throughout the earth and all the fruit trees for your food. And I have given all the grasses and other green plants to the animals and birds for their food.” And so it was. Then God looked over all he had made, and he saw that it was excellent in every way. (Gen 1:29-31 NLT)
As you go out into the world today, “may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love really is.” (Eph 3:18 NLT)