I was fascinated with the sky when I got home today. It wasn’t sunset but there seem to be an array of colours crossing the sky. Perhaps I was going mad because I can’t see these colours on the picture – or more likely once again the human eye shows its unique wondrous design by an awesome God who designed it.
The human eye is amazing, and we must thank God for every day that we have such precious sight. Just a casual search about the human eye tells us that they have over 200 million parts. So it is not surprising that I was seeing colours not perceived by the camera lens, which after all is designed by humans.
18 Now she had on a robe of many colors,
for the king’s virgin daughters wore such apparel.
And his servant put her out and bolted the door behind her.
In the picture we see the church of St Gregory the great, and the clouds with some wonderful blues from the sky. I wondered, if the church, (and I mean the communion of all Christians – not just some denominations) is the bride of Christ, then perhaps nature could be though of as the daughter of Christ, after all nature was created through Christ.
The Eternal Word
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.
Do we many times put the world, put creation, put ecology out as a last thought? Teaching about the planet has brought certain facts home to me about how I am living my life. Jesus lived a carbon free life, and if he was brought up as a carpenter as is commonly thought, then he might have even made the wooden beams for his own cross. How much a tortured life if He would have had to endure that as well.
When we read 2 Samuel 13:18 and I read the passage about bolting the door behind them, I wonder – have we gone too far in destroying our planet and using needless waste? Have we gone too far and bolted the door behind the daughter of Christ, nature itself.
Dear Lord, help me to live the life that you have written for me and to do this in a manner where I can be a light of many colours to as many as I can be.