I remember when I was a child, lying on a quilt in my front yard at night. The skies were clearer in those days, and there was not so much light from the city. There were millions of stars, and I could see the Milky Way. I used to feel as if I could fall off that blanket right into the universe God had made. It was so big, and it made me feel so small.
I used to wonder who I was in the midst of that grand universe, and if God even knew that I was there. (Surely there had to be a God, because I looked at my hands, arms, and legs, and I knew I had a creator.)
The Bible says, “The heavens are telling the glory of God; and their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.” Ps.19:1-2. It also says in Zechariah 12:1, that God created the heavens and the earth and formed the spirit of man within him. The Bible tells us that God had everything to do with making the heavens, the earth, and man.
It is such an amazing thing to consider. In fact, every living thing is absolutely amazing; and the varieties of living things are incredible. All the species of animals, fish, and birds. All are beautiful and perfect in the ways they have been created, and the ways they function, and they have the ability to procreate so each species will continue. It truly is amazing.
As a child I used to try to imagine what a new animal would look like, (if I could create one). All I could come up with were odd looking things more akin to monsters, but everything God has made is beautiful, full of His marvelous design. Each animal is unique, different from all the others, special. Even each human is different with facial features, finger prints, and DNA that is unique to each person. That in itself is a declaration of God’s design.
In just considering this, my heart is filled with wonder at the magnificence and goodness of God. He created the heavens and the earth. He created man in His own image, and then sent His Son to redeem us when we fell into sin. He didn’t give up on us and throw us away, but He chose to redeem us. The love of God is so great. God wasn’t surprised by the fall, He had a plan. He was ready to redeem us.
Jesus came to give His life as a perfect, sinless sacrifice. He paid the price for our sin by dying in our place, and because He was sinless, death could not hold Him. If we receive Jesus as our savior, death cannot hold us. The Word says that if we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins. That is exactly what Father wants to do.
It is so easy to fall into the arms of a loving Father. Don’t let preconceived ideas about God get in the way. Open your eyes to see what the heavens and the earth are telling you. Even nature itself tells us that our heavenly Father loves us. Don’t miss the chance to be redeemed. Go ahead, fall into your Father’s arms. He is waiting for you to receive Him.