God – A Prolific Artist.

Here in Nebraska I’ve found I can see the morning’s sunrise from the sofa in the front room when I have my quiet time. The variety of God’s creation amazes me:  with clouds / without clouds.  vibrant colors  / subtle hues.   long previews / rapid sunrises.

The other morning I found myself wondering “How many sunrises do you suppose God has painted?  I mean, each one’s different from the next . . .

I picked up my little calculator on a whim.   365 days per year times 10,000 years  (2,000 years since Christ, maybe 8,000  years before) – that’s 3,650,000 sunrises, for what is now the corner we live on; our latitude and longtitude.  Hmmm…

There are 360 degrees east to west; that’s 1,314,000,000 but the last two zeros are missing on my screen, There’s an “E” in the corner where they should go.  I’ve overshot its capability.

and 360 degrees vertically too…

473,040,000,000  – and that’s just sunrises. Moments in the day when guys like me notice His pallete and His skill and think “how beautiful”.

There’s no denying it.  God is a prolific artist. What’s more, His love is boundless. He loves mankind. He sent His Son – His ONLY Son – to die for us so we could have life abundantly.  He rose from the dead to demonstrate once for all, He’s qualified to offer life to all who will place their faith in Him.

We sang “Indescribable” in church yesterday.  I teared up a little.  I always do, it seems.  “You are amazing, God!”

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2 Replies to “God – A Prolific Artist.”

  1. Jonell

    Thanks for your post Phil, a good reminder to watch the skies … reminds me of one of Gpa Ransom’s favorite verses, “Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ.” Titus 2:13

    When I see a beautiful sunrise or sunset, I almost always say, “Good job, Lord!” I realize that He doesn’t need my approval, but I want Him to know that I noticed and appreciate His handiwork!

    Another thing, I always love the sunrise on opening morning of deer season. I’m out there ready to hunt, before the sun comes up, and I always enjoy the opportunity in the quiet of the morning to “watch the world wake up” in a way I get to do just a couple weeks each year.

  2. SLW

    Grandpa Ransom also had a small plaque displayed on or near his study desk that reminded him, “Perhaps Today!” When I see the streaks of light in the sky made by the light shining down through a break in the clouds, I think, “Will it be like this when Jesus returns at the rapture to take all who trust in Him home to heaven to be with Him forever?” The clouds in the sky here were pink with the rising of the sun. Beautiful!

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