Friday, January 21, 2011

Now I know why...

As I sat staring at the scenery around Sedona, Arizona today, I had a revelation. No, I didn't see a vision, or an angel or hear the voice of God. But I did come to realize something important to understanding God's character.

He did not create all of this magnificent beauty for himself. He has the universe, the galaxy and beyond to behold. He created this earthly beauty for us to enjoy. He knew we would need something to catch our eye in a big way - something to be in awe of - something we can actually touch, feel and admire to the fullest.

It's like a father who wants to bring home the best toy he can find for his precious child. Something that will make him smile and squeal for joy. He loves his children enough to do some of his best creating just for us.

I saw some of that creation today and I appreciate it more than ever before. Especially now that I realize why it's there.

Because He loves me.


  1. Hi Jan,
    I totally agree with you. It's such a wonderful thing to see the beauty around us, and give glory to the One who created it.

    God bless your day

  2. Hi Jan! How are you? It's been awhile. This is a good post that reminds me to always look to the beauty around me. I sometimes forget to look out my window and see the gorgeous surroundings that God has blessed me with!

  3. Hi Jan! What a gorgeous photo.

    I completely agree! Every evening when I take my walk after dinner, I LOVE seeing all that God has created in my neighborhood. I feel thrilled watching the clouds and the birds--and feeling the wind.

    Right there with ya, girlfriend!

  4. Thank you for this. I needed this affirmation of the Father's boundless love and goodness.

    You are a vessel of His love, Jan.

  5. Beautiful picture! I love AZ! God's creation IS magnificent!!

  6. It's still beautiful in Az. Thanks for the words u added to the stretch post. I will keep them as an encouraging reminder for the journey. B

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