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"The Glory of Creation"

May 2, 2006

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By Him all things were created. Colossians 1:16

In the great laboratories of our age, scientists explore the secrets of nature. Now and then, more frequently today than ever before, there is a breakthrough and humankind is given another open door to new resources for life on earth. It is a privilege to live in this age, to witness the amazing accomplishments of the mind, and to enjoy the benefits of new discoveries.

Now into all this pride of achievement comes the humbling thought that what the brilliant scientist is discovering is nothing more than what was already there. Long ago the wisdom and power of our Lord designed and created all things by the power of His Word. God made this world and filled it with all its riches. God created us to live in this world and to discover and use its resources. His is the greater glory and the greater wisdom.

Most of all, God made us for Himself. We are the objects of His deepest concern and of His greatest love, a love that finds its most convincing evidence in the gift of His own Son. To behold this glory, to be reminded of our origin and our destiny, to see ourselves in our relation to God as our maker and, most of all, as our Fatherin Jesus Christ -- this we need to know through the Gospel and to remember in faith.

PRAYER: O Lord, how manifold are Your works! In wisdom You have made them all. The earth is full of Your glory; in Jesus' name. Amen.

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Today's Bible Readings: 1 Samuel 22    Psalms 56    Luke 22:1-23

Change Their World. Change Yours. This changes everything.

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