Tuesday, May 29, 2012

How Great Thou Art

I'm slowly going through the book: Crazy Love by Francis Chan again. Slowly because I don't want to miss the good stuff by skimping  through it like I did last time. I was reading the passage below and can't help not to share and add some pics:

Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God (pp. 25-26): 
Have you ever thought about how diverse and creative God is? He didn’t have to make hundreds of different kinds of bananas, but He did. 
He didn’t have to put 3,000 different species of trees within one square mile in the Amazon jungle, but He did. 


God didn’t have to create so many kinds of laughter. Think about the different sounds of your friends’ laughs—wheezes, snorts, silent, loud, obnoxious. 




How about the way plants defy gravity by drawing water upward from the ground into their stems and veins? Or 


Did you know that spiders produce three kinds of silk? 
When they build their webs, they create sixty feet of silk in one hour, simultaneously producing special oil on their feet that prevents them from sticking to their own web. (Most of us hate spiders, but sixty feet an hour deserves some respect!) 


Coral plants are so sensitive that they can die if the water temperature varies by even one or two degrees. 

Did you know that when you get goose bumps, the hair in your follicles is actually helping you stay warmer by trapping body heat? Or what about the simple fact that plants take in carbon dioxide (which is harmful to us) and produce oxygen (which we need to survive)? I’m sure you knew that, but have you ever marveled at it? 

...Whatever God’s reasons for such diversity, creativity, and sophistication in the universe, on earth, and in our own bodies, the point of it all is His glory. God’s art speaks of Himself, reflecting who He is and what He is like. 

This is why we are called to worship Him. His art, His handiwork, and His creation all echo the truth that He is glorious.... I sometimes struggle with how to properly respond to God’s magnitude in a world bent on ignoring or merely tolerating Him. But know this: God will not be tolerated. He instructs us to worship and fear Him.

"The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world." Psalm 19:1–4 

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