by: carole l. haines
Like a scarecrow in a cucumber field, their idols cannot speak; they must be carried because they cannot walk. Do not fear them; they can do no harm nor can they do any good.” (Jer. 10:5 NASB)
10 But the Lord is the true God; He is the living God, the eternal King. When he is angry, the earth trembles; the nations cannot endure his wrath. 11 “Tell them this: ‘These gods, who did not make the heavens and the earth, will perish from the earth and from under the heavens.’” 12 But God made the earth by his power; he founded the world by his wisdom and stretched out the heavens by his understanding. 13 When he thunders, the waters in the heavens roar; he makes clouds rise from the ends of the earth. He sends lightning with the rain and brings out the wind from his storehouses. (Jer. 10:10-13 NASB)
My husband and I just love mountains. There is very little in this world that can show you the fingerprints of God like a mountain. In the above picture, it looks like God just gently dragged His big, beautiful hands across the newly formed world, and made these beautiful mountains. I think God delights to show us His marvels. People talk all the time about “mountain-top” experiences. Well, yesterday, my husband and I literally had one. We went on a day-long trip through some mountains close by us, spent the whole day exploring their beauty. It’s so easy to feel close to God there. You can sense His powerful presence, and yet His gentle whisper. He kissed us with the soft gentle breezes and just amazed us with the majestic Autumn colors. I marvel at the grandeur that God has created for our pleasure. I believe God was thinking of us when He made the world. It says in Scripture, that even before the foundation of the world, God predestined us to be adopted as His own children. (Ephesians 1:3-6 NASB). So you see, God was thinking of us, even before He made the world. Why would people want to serve the vain, powerless things of this world? Like a scarecrow in a cucumber field, they cannot harm us, nor can these vain things help us. God alone is our help. He alone is our power. Just look at the Beautiful World around you, as far as the eye can see. Look and be awed by His Creativity. What a Marvelous God we serve.