Daily Devotional – June 24 (Nature’s Witnesses, Part 8: “The Awesome Grandeur of Nature”)

By admin On January 13th, 2021

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Daily Devotional – June 24

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Nature’s Witnesses, Part 8: “The Awesome Grandeur of Nature”

To read Part 1, click here…Today’s Devotional – January 25th (Nature’s Witnesses)

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“Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power,

and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty:

for all that is in the Heaven and in the earth is Thine;

Thine is the kingdom, O LORD,

and Thou art exalted as head above all.”

1st Chronicles 29:11

 

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BEAUTY, POETRY, WISDOM & LAWS ALL TESTIFY OF OUR CREATOR!

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Instead of arguing about the technical issues in the debate between Evolution and Creation, there are powerful witnesses, all which testify in behalf of a divine Creator.

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And so, in Part 1 (click here to read), it was put forth that in all of nature, there are four witnesses, who all testify in behalf of the Creator! Beauty, Poetry, Wisdom, and Laws, all stand up and speak so eloquently in defense of nature’s God!

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And it would seem, that any doubter or skeptic, who would open his or her mind to carefully consider the testimony of these four very persuasive witnesses, would eventually come to the same conclusion: there has to be a Creator, who is filled with these same qualities:

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God, the Creator of nature’s beauty.

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God, the Creator of nature’s poetry.

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God, the Creator of nature’s wisdom.

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God, the Creator of nature’s law & order.

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Schnorr von Carolsfeld – 1860 – Abram counts stars – Wikipedia – Public Dom. 

 

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3 MORE WITNESSES! 

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But since the writing of that first devotional (click here to read), yet another three witnesses are found in nature!

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God, the Creator of nature’s Love.

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God, the Creator of nature’s Grandeur.

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And God, the Creator of nature’s signs in the sun, moon, and stars.

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Three elephant’s curly kisses – cropped – Wikimedia – Share-alike License 

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THE AWESOME MAJESTY

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sunset_at_Huntington_Beach.jpgAnd so, it is discovered that nature has these three three additional witnesses, just mentioned: one of which is nature’s awesome grandeur!

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Yes, nature is awesome!

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And it is grand!

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Majestic and powerful!

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Or whatever other superlative one wishes to use in describing this 6th witness to nature’s Creator.

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Sunset at Huntington Beach – cropped – Wikimedia – Share-alike License

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FROM CHAOS TO MAJESTIC!?

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After all, how could all the splendor and majestic nobility found throughout nature just be the result of some cosmic accident! 

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The Bible testifies that Mankind is without excuse for our willing ignorance of God’s existence…“Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath showed it unto them. For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:” Romans 1:19, 20

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Here we see that God is making no excuse for Mankind’s willing ignorance of God’s existence! No, God has inscribed His witnesses throughout nature, which all testify of the Creator’s power and majesty!

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Just look at the majestic mountains!

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Tahsin A Shah – Majestic View of Nanga Parbat – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

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And the giant cedar trees that tower far above the earth!

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A thousand year old redwood tree – cropped – wikimedia share-alike license

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And the grand oceans!

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Mavericks Surf Contest 2010 – wikipedia – share-alike license

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And the wonders in the vast black seas of the night-heavens! 

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The Helix Nebula – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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The glittering stars!

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Starry Night at La Silla – cropped/altered – Wikimedia – Share-Alike license

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The powerful and frightening lightning and thunder!

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Cloud-to-ground_lightning2_-_NOAA & wikimedia – public domain

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MANY MAJESTIC WITNESSES!

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Well, these are just a few of the examples of nature’s powerful witness of the awesomeness of God!

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The Bible declares…“The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament showeth His handiwork.” Psalm 19:1

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Here is revealed that God’s creations declare the glory of God!

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yosemite – wikimedia – public-domain

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:GiantCuttlefish6.jpgCREATION MOMENTS

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Now, if the reader would like to learn more about the Grandeur and Majesty of nature, please bookmark this following daily 2 minute broadcast called, “Creation Moments” in which a different aspect of nature is highlighted each weekday… “CREATION MOMENTS” click here

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Giant Cuttlefish – cropped – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution

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TO READ PART 9, GO HERE…August 4 (Nature’s Witnesses, Part 9: “The Signs Of Heaven”)

 

 

 

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me the joy of knowing more about the wonders of nature. Help me to see, not only the beauty and poetry of nature, and the wisdom of nature, but also the many pictures of the awesome Majesty seen in nature…

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Forest Harpe de lumiere – by Georges Noblet – cropped – Wikipedia – Share-alike License

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…AUGUST 1 (A Heavenly Hobby!)” or you may also read…“JULY 31 (How Do I See These Signs of Heaven?)”

 

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THE END

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

Info & pics of constellations on this site from Wikipedia & International Astronomical Union (click here)

 

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HEAVENLY OBJECT LESSON

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“Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the LORD of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously.” Isaiah 24:23

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When God created the Moon and the stars, He ordained them to “rule the night” (Gen. 1:16). The Moon, especially when it is full, can light your pathway through the night, as it reflects the light of the Sun.

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So too, the Christian is to be a light to the world: to this sin-darkened world. But as the Moon must reflect the light of the Sun, in order to be a light to the world, so also must the Christian reflect the light of Jesus, to be a spiritual light to this planet in rebellion. Listen…

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“Ye are the light of the world…Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 5:14-16

.This is a drawing of a winter-time total lunar eclipse, first published in Bilder- (Picture Atlas of the Stemenwelt) in 1888

However, during an eclipse, the Earth passes directly between the Sun and the Moon, preventing that sunlight from shining on the Moon’s face. This is an incredible object-lesson about when the child of God allows the world to come between him and his Lord. Like the eclipse, that person no longer reflects the light of Jesus, because his or her love of this dark world of sin has eclipsed the light from the “Sun of Righteousness” (see Malachi 4:2).

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And so, this is just one of the many poetic truths seen in the Moon. (For more on this subject of an eclipse, you may link to the article… “Lunar Eclipse & Spiritual Eclipse”)

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Dutch Painting: Um_moinho_dominando_a_baía_à_luz_lunar – wikimedia – US public domain

This is a drawing of a winter-time total lunar eclipse, first published in Bilder- (Picture Atlas of the Stemenwelt) in 1888

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Moon Into Blood Trilogy: 1st Face: The Night Watchman”

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TOMORROW:

“July 2nd (Leaving the City of Destruction”

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