You, Lord, in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth,
And the heavens are the work of Your hands.
They will perish but You remain;
And they will all grow old like a garment;
Like a cloak You will fold them up,
And they will be changed.
But You are the same,
And Your years will not fail. Hebrews 1:10-12
We are surrounded by indescribable beauty. Each sunset more spectacular than the last, each scene a masterpiece proclaiming the glory of the Creator.
Our friends from Germany do not know the Lord. They are wonderful people and we love their company and have great respect for their character. They have toured the world over the years. They have seen and experienced the wonders of many continents. They have admired and appreciated the beauty of nature but they cannot yet recognize the One who so thoughtfully created this beauty.
To be able to fully appreciate the world, one needs to know the Author and Creator of all this majesty. Therein lays the depth of meaning and absolute joy! Therein the discovery of peace that passes all understanding and surmounts all experience!
For all this beauty will perish, but His beauty remains!
All these worldly creations will grow old and He will fold them up like a used up garment and they will be changed, but He remains the same and His years will never fail.
My desire is that, as I watch and listen, I will see and hear beyond the natural world and experience deeper intimacy with my Creator and Lord Jesus Christ. I pray that our new friends will one day join us in our worship of Him.