The Creator Behind the Creation.

March 22, 2016

This Earth that we live on is honestly beautiful. Though there is a lot of bad in the world, there is still a lot of good, and sometimes that good is so good that it seems perfect.
Last week, I got the amazing opportunity to visit the Grand Canyon, as part of a YoungLife trip to Arizona and California. I still distinctly remember getting a glimpse of the canyon for the first time. The sight was initially breathtaking. Literally. My eyes welled up with tears, a result of both the cold weather and the beauty that lied before me. It was truly stunning. 

During our hike, I took a moment to spend some alone time with God, and rest in His perfection. As I read through the 15th chapter of John, the words seemed to float off the page, God speaking directly to me. “If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world . . .” (John 15:19) It was in that moment that a fire was lit in my heart. If His creation is this striking, I can only imagine the perfection of the Creator.
God is perfect in every way. Blemish free and blameless, He is all that we could never be. And this perfect God calls us His own. He says that I am His, and there is nothing I can do to change that. Picture that, we are children of the One who created it all. Alpha and Omega, beginning and the end  -- that is our Heavenly Father, and we are heirs of His kingdom. Not heirs of this world. Not inheritors of something as remarkable as the Grand Canyon. But a kingdom that is so unimaginably better. A place more beautiful than our wildest dreams. Through the blood of Jesus Christ, that is our free gift.

When I think about the greatness that lies ahead when this life here on earth is over, I wonder why God gave us so much beauty on this temporary land. If we are not of this world, why can it be so mistakenly perfect, and so overwhelmingly consuming? Why would God provide is with something so amazing, if it is not ours to keep?

I pondered at this thought, as I rested on a cliff that looked over the Grand Canyon, and thought “Because He’s good.” God is so good, and He is so good to us. This world could have easily been so ugly, but God made this temporary home a place that we can enjoy. He has provided us with beauty that we may greater glorify His name. He’s a good, good father.

I believe that God has given us these amazing things as a reminder of His power. If He could bring the Grand Canyon out of seemingly nothing, what can He do in our lives? I look back over my own life, and I am reminded of the darkness I once dwelled in. God through the blood of Jesus Christ brought me out of that darkness, and molded me into something great. That story is the same for you! And if it isn’t, it can be. Jesus has granted us access to peace with God through grace. Allow the Lord, to transform you.
As the trip continued, and I spent days on the gorgeous beaches of San Diego, California, my heart beamed in His greatness. Beauty was all around me.  Thankfulness consumed my mind, my heart, and my soul. I realized that I too often take for granted the things the Lord has blessed me with.  I live a joyful and comfortable life. I have all that I need and then some. Still, I want more. I want more earthly pleasures as if they could ever compare to those heavenly treasures. The spring break trip really opened my eyes to all the glory I was missing out on through God, because I was so focused on the world.

Though this world tries to enslave us to its imperfections, we are already children of the PERFECT GOD.


“Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.” – John 4:4


4 comments

  1. This is the perfect morning read! I couldn't agree with you more. The world is beautiful and we have God to thank for that.

    Have a wonderful day!

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    1. You are so sweet, and such a blessing! Thank you!
      Destinee Nicole | A Dash of Destinee

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  2. Beautiful, beautiful post!! <3

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