I am in a science class for education majors this quarter that centers around molecules. So far, we have discussed waves, specifically light and sound waves. The further we dive into this subject, the more in awe I become of the God who created our world.
Think about it, He created each component of our planet individually, yet they are all woven together in undeniable perfection. He created light with specific wavelengths to vary the hue of each object. He gave us cones in our eyes to interpret these wavelengths as color! He crafted each shade of each color and gave humans the ability to recreate these colors in beautiful works of art. He assigns the colors of each sunset and the rosy blush of each happy child so that there is nothing in the world that can match their beauty.
He gave us eardrums to notice sound waves and a brain to interpret them. He designed a unique sound for the interaction of every object. How crazy is that?! For every object meeting every other object, there is a completely unique sound. A bow meeting the strings of a cello creates a rich, romantic vibrato. A spoon tapping a glass creates a clear, high note. Waves rushing up and down a beach create a soft, peaceful whisper. The shutter of each camera, the buzz of each lightbulb, the click of each lock, the howl of each wolf, the honk of each horn, the chirp of each bird, the rustle of each leaf, the tune of each song, and the silence of each night all come from Him.
When you begin to notice these things, a whole world of beauty and impeccable design comes alive; there is no way our world could have just appeared with such intricate pieces that all fit together. Our God is a God of design. He created all of this with us in mind- we are born with the perfect ability to enjoy, protect, and love it.
And then, what masterpieces we are to be knitted together by the hands of our mighty and loving Father! We are fearfully and wonderfully made, each of us bearing unique gifts, talents, smiles, desires, hopes, fears, and loves. We so often look disdainfully in the mirror and begrudge the flaws we see or feel within ourselves. If only I had her body or his confidence or their talent or his money or her family or anything that is not my own. When we do this, when we pick apart the masterpieces that we are, Jesus is saddened. When we focus on what we wish to be instead of what we are, we hinder our relationships with God, ourselves, and others. I’m not saying that we can’t strive to better ourselves, but we should do it in a healthy way that is solely to praise Jesus, not to conform to the corruption of this world.
You have worth. You are beautiful and talented and so, so special. I hope you know how much you mean to the people in your life and the Father who created you. Thank you so much for reading. Please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or ideas for the future. You mean the world to me! Have a lovely rest of your week! 🙂
P.S. Check out James 1:17 and Psalm 139:13-14!
P.P.S. Enjoy these pictures of SLO from two different hikes I took last weekend!
•Lord of all, to thee we raise this our hymn of grateful praise•