Imagine the happiest couple you have ever seen – 80+ and still holding hands, giggling, kissing. The deep and pure love that flows between them is just a glimpse into the vast love that God has for all of creation. In creation itself we also see much of God. In creation itself we can see both complexity and simplicity, both often created in wonder and beauty.
In creation we witness God’s strength and power. He spoke all into being simply with His words. God did not have to go into the lab in heaven to create water and earth and plants and animals and us. He simply spoke and each was created. What is even more amazing than this to me is that God also passes this power and strength on to us. God gives His power and strength to all, especially to those who are weak and powerless and in need of God’s power and strength to face the many challenges that life brings their way.
In the continuing works of God and in the life of Jesus Christ, God continues to reveal Himself to us. Our God created us as good and He desires that we act in good ways, bringing righteousness and equality into the world around us. In Jesus we were shown what true love is really all about. The love Jesus modeled is kind and gentle and truthful and giving. This love flows to all, not just to a select few. Our love is meant to be like Jesus’ love – poured out to many to transform lives.
The amazing omnipotent and omnipresent creator of the universe and all that is in it invites us to partner with Him in transforming the world. May we live lives full of His love, justice, strength, and power, bringing these into the lives of each we meet to do our part in healing a broken world.
Scripture reference: Psalm 45: 1-2 and 6-9