God’s Green Earth
I’ve never been a social media fan because generally the people LIVING on these platforms are too negative and/or abusive for my liking, plus I don’t see how spreading anger, hate, animosity, and abuse, properly honors God or any of the very very many wonderful people in this world.
However, when I started 46:10 Ministries, and launched this web site (God and Our Country), I found it essential to participate in social medium to be able to reach as many people as possible. Because the SOLE objective of my business is to spread positive, caring, and loving messages to honor God and thank him for all the wonderful people, animals, nature, and beautiful wonders of this magnificent world He created for us.
I have now discovered that I was not totally correct in my assessment of social media. There are many loving, caring, and incredibly creative people participating in social media posts every day, and for these delights, I am so very grateful to be wrong and to have discovered another great aspect of God’s love and beauty.
This week I want to write about one of the incredibly positive aspects I, and many others like me, have discovered on social media. This wonder is the incredible beauty and wonder of God’s creation captured in photography. The absolutely magnificent pictures of God’s green earth both astound and amaze me, along with the passion and superb expertise of these photographers. So today, and again in two weeks for part two of this message, I want to focus on these awe inspiring photos of this unbelievably beautiful world that God created for all of us.
I have saved nearly 140 photographs which I believe are magnificent. I believe all of these photos to be genuine as many on social media have been doctored or photo chopped. Of these 140+ photos, it’s no surprise that the vast majority feature the two most essential things, to all of us humans, and that is water and the sun. Because without God, water, and the sun, we could not exist.
First let’s feature these photos of both the sun and various water settings. In all, I have saved 88 of the 140+ photos depicting water and the sun, so here is only a small sample. We are so blessed to live in a world with such incredible beauty!!!
How about lighthouses and Lady Liberty…sun, light, water, and incredible beauty!!!
How about bridges and such beautiful scenery surrounding them!!!
Check out these weather shots:
Finally, we started with the sun, but there are some incredible shots of the moon as well!!!
I know there was not much content, in the form of words, to this message. But there are honestly no words that can do justice to these beautiful sights. Thank you to the many photographers that captured such beauty and posted these pictures on social media for us all to enjoy. I can stare at these gorgeous scenes and just fade into their settings with reverence and pure joy!!!
As you reflect on these beautiful wonders from God’s green earth, it reminds us that in the beginning God knew exactly what He was doing and He did all of this for us to have enriched, meaningful, and prosperous lives, surrounded by His beauty and grace, so to truly embrace and enjoy this land he created. As Moses told us in Genesis 1:
On day one, God created the heavens and the earth and said “let there be light,” and He saw that the light was good!
On day two; God separated the waters from above and below and thus created the sky.
On day three; God created land between the waters and called the waters seas, and it was good. God then command “Let the land produce vegetation,” and seed-bearing plants and trees, and it was good!
On day four; God created the sun and the moon and all the stars and He saw that it was good!
On day five; God created the creatures of the sea and the birds to fly through the skies and commanded them to be fruitful and multiply. And He saw that it was good!
On day six; God created all the living creatures of the earth. He then commanded “Let us make man in our own image,” to rule over all the earth and all the creatures of the earth. As Moses tells us: “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”
God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.
God, you are a loving, caring, compassionate God who has given us many great things with which to live our lives for these very short years on this great planet you created. And in your infinite wisdom, you are also so very modest. You said that Your creation was very good, which by Your standards is accurate. But by our humanly standards, this earth You created for us has no adequate words of grandeur that do it justice. It is beautiful, magnificent, incredible, gorgeous, awe-inspiring, fantastic, and breathtaking. Multiply all these superlatives by ten and they still don’t do it justice. Thank You for this marvelous temporary home!!!