All things bright and beautiful
Bible Reading: Psalm 104:24-34
‘Lord, you have made so many things! How wisely you made them all! The earth is filled with your creatures.’ (Verse 24)
I saw a photo of a most beautiful chandelier. It was hanging in a massive hall with a remarkably high ceiling. The chandelier was made of hundreds of sparkling crystals and tiny twinkling lights all linked together with fine gold wire. In the darkened hall, the chandelier looked like a starry night sky on a clear night. It was a work of art and I felt impressed by the talent and imagination that the craftsman must be blessed with. Upon consideration, I realised the piece of art was modelled on nature and although it was extremely lovely, it could not begin to compare with the magnificence of the real night sky.
My appreciation for the chandelier maker changed to appreciation for the original artist, God. He made all the beautiful things in the universe, all for us to enjoy.
Heavenly father we praise you for the beauty and wonder of your creations, they brighten our lives every night and day. Amen