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Friday, July 20, 2012

God Cares: Design and Creativity

The is a picture of the Horseshoe Falls, better know as the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. This is a God designed structure that has one sole purpose: to glorify God.
I went to Niagara Falls (Which is one reason there wasn't a lot of posts last week) and it got me to thinking this: Why did God make Niagara Falls?
Why did God make that swirl of colors? Why didn't God make earth like the moon...plain...empty. Then I came to one conclusion:
There are so many things God created that are beautiful, but they don't have to be there.
While God was punishing one generation with the flood, he was blessing another with natural structures, and with a pretty home to call ours.
God punished man, and yet he was still thinking of us. He wanted to bless us and make things that scream his name. 

Praise the LORD. Praise the LORD from the heavens, praise him in the heights above. Praise him, all his angels, praise him, all his heavenly hosts. Praise him, sun and moon, praise him, all you shining stars. Praise him, you highest heavens and you waters above the skies. Let them praise the name of the LORD, for he commanded and they were created. He set them in place for ever and ever; he gave a decree that will never pass away. Praise the LORD from the earth, you great sea creatures and all ocean depths, lightning and hail, snow and clouds, stormy winds that do his bidding, you mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars,wild animals and all cattle, small creatures and flying birds, kings of the earth and all nations, you princes and all rulers on earth, young men and maidens, old men and children. Let them praise the name of the LORD, for his name alone is exalted; his splendor is above the earth and the heavens. He has raised up for his people a horn, the praise of all his saints, of Israel, the people close to his heart. Praise the LORD.
Psalm 148

Let them praise the Lord! "you highest heavens and you waters above the skies" This makes me think of a waterfall, the water above the sky.
Standing beside Niagara Falls made me feel small. Watching water tumble over it's edge left me feel weak. But God is bigger than anything he created. I can't even image how I'd feel before God when I felt so small compared to his creation.
At Nigera, I went on a boat that went right below Niagara Falls. Look at the water. Niagara Falls is amazing, but the thought that God put into it is even more incredible. God thinks about us. And Niagara Falls is one of the smallest examples of it.
This crazily insane waterfall that has thousands of gallons of water going over its edge. God made a masterpiece the day he he spoke and the earth came to be, and he added some extra stokes with the flood.
The Bible says that the stars proclaim the glory of God...well the stars are not the only thing that tell of God's majesty.

He who appoints the sun to shine by day, who decrees the moon and stars to shine by night, who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar--the LORD Almighty is his name.
Jeremiah 31:35

Photo Credit:
Niagara Falls Pictures: Me!


  1. "While God was punishing one generation with the flood, he was blessing another with natural structures, and with a pretty home to call ours."

    Wow. This is such an amazing post and it has really brightened my day. Thank you so much.

  2. great post! AWESOME way to show what God has done!