Sunday, May 15, 2016

The Mind of the Creator

Our Lady and the English Martyrs
Cambridge, England

I'm posting the above photo for InSPIREd Sunday, but all week, especially with the beauty all around me in this most lovely month of May, how can I not think of God and what a loving and generous Creator he is - who gave us color and fragrance and texture and warmth (okay, maybe not Saturday) and water and green grass and such variety and beauty in plant and animal life. And that's just the beginning, of course, for he made ears to hear beautiful music and the laughter of our grandchildren, taste buds to enjoy delicious asparagus and strawberries, eyes to behold the beauty of his world, and a mind to contemplate and worship Him.

Contemplating the mind of the Creator always drives me to awe, gratitude, and worship.

 The LORD questions Job:
from Job, chapter 38:

 "I will question you, and you make it known to me.  
 Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?
    Tell me, if you have understanding. 

 Who determined its measurements—surely you know!
    Or who stretched the line upon it? 

 On what were its bases sunk,
    or who laid its cornerstone, 

 when the morning stars sang together
    and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

 Or who shut in the sea with doors
    when it burst out from the womb, 
 when I made clouds its garment
    and thick darkness its swaddling band, 
 and prescribed limits for it
    and set bars and doors, 
 and said, ‘Thus far shall you come, and no farther,
    and here shall your proud waves be stayed’?

Just when I start to think it's all about me,
Job chapters 38-42 quickly remind me that
it's all about God.

Oh come, let us worship and bow down;
    let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!

Psalm 95:6

Have a blessed Lord's Day, friends!


Linking to Stephanie's Roses of Inspiration


Tom said...

Gothic architecture at its best.

Tired Teacher said...

I'm saddened when people don't acknowledge the majesty of God: His love created and filled the world with amazing beauty down to the tiniest detail. Praise the Lord!

Lowcarb team member said...

Just beautiful Judy, thank you.

All the best Jan

Anonymous said...

Beautiful post Judy!

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Yes, the Lord God made it all. Springtime is always amazing and reminds us of rebirth of the earth and the spirit. Have a lovely day, dear Judy. ♥

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Beautiful post..just what my heart needed today.

podso said...

A beautiful post and so well illustrated. It's hard for me to believe that someone could not see God's loving creativity in how the world is made. Makes me worship!

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

I love the collage with all the animals and the stillness of that water and your wise words.

Terra said...

Beautiful cathedral and the nature scenes of river and flowering tree blossoms show us some of God's creations.

Susie said...

Judy, I love your post and the pictures. You sure have seen some awesome churches. Thank you for sharing them with all of us. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

I'll just add an AMEN! :)

Beautiful photos here and I have always loved that passage from Job.

I recently ordered a compilation of Enoch / Jasher / Jubilees / Genesis to add to the 'old books' such as Job, and can't wait to dive in when it comes! :) These are not in the Canon but are referred to within it or in early church writings ...

Nature, our families, etc...everything reminds us "How Great Thou Art "

Michelle said...

A lovely post for this Sunday. Have a great week ahead!

Sandi said...

I looked up info on the church online. Did you know it was built betwen 1885-1890? Wow!

Lynne said...

Beautiful photos, thoughts, love and spirituality . . .

Elizabeth Edwards said...

gorgeous, Mrs. Judy Cranberry. i love all your shots they are so bright & cheerful. we have had so much rain around here, it is wild times. but i know we need it but i am seeing green. i wish for some sun too. ( :

Terri D said...

I'm late getting to blogs, but am happy I got to this one before bedtime. Lovely.

Linda P said...

Beautiful photos and thoughts reminding us to give praise and thanks to our Creator at all times and in all places. It's Monday morning here. Thank you for an inspirational post.

Billy Blue Eyes said...

I have been to Cambridge but never seen that church. The view of the river to the lake was glorious

Preppy Empty Nester said...

A beautiful, inspiring post, dear Judy. Enjoy your week.

Vee said...

What an exceptional post! I leave humming..."Come let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before The Lord our Maker..."

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

Beautifully said!! And you are right, it is ALL about HIM! How quickly I fall into the trap of thinking it's all about me. So thankful for HIs grace!!

Linda Kay said...

Judy, love the old churches and spires. Everything is so bright and beautiful on your blog this morning!

This N That said...

Gorgeous Church/Cathedral...Enjoy your week..

Amy at love made my home said...

Wonderful inspirations!

Carla from The River said...

Thank you, have a great week!

Jill said...

Beautiful post! Have a wonderful day!


Anonymous said...

Yes, and amen. Love that last blossom and scripture beneath.


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