by: Carole L. Haines
Watching MOVING ART New Zealand. Such beauty overwhelms my mind and ignites all my senses. How can we stare in the face of Nature at her most glorious and not recognize the fingerprint of God in every crevice and canyon? Yet in the glories of such pondering, even more stunning are the Words penned by John in His Gospel:
10 He was in the world,
and the world was created through Him,
yet the world did not recognize Him.
11 He came to His own,
and His own people did not receive Him.
He came, He walked, He meandered our streets, pulling at our hearts, drawing us toward Himself. Drawing us to the Father, and yet we did not see Him, we did not know Him. Our creator, who formed our inward parts and knit us together in our mother’s womb. How did we miss You, our Precious Lord, Creator and Savior? How could we not see You, Lord, when you came down to dwell among us? How could we not have Known the one who made us? The One who fashioned us to be who we are and bent down to earth to become one of us; so as to take all of our sins and rebellion upon Himself. Our sins had so marred our frames and hearts, yet you died and rose again to free us, to save us, to make us whole. Forgive our blindness, Lord God, and open us to receive You fully now and forevermore. Amen