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Thursday, June 21, 2012

My Extravagant God

Please welcome Kimberly Rae, my first guest blogger. Each Thursday I will post an offering from a guest writer. Be sure to leave a comment.

Beauty:what is it?  Roses, sunsets, music, love?
I think of a rose on the brink of maturity, opening slowly, softly, to the first welcome rays of the dawn.  In celebrating its beauty, I celebrate my God. 

God did not have to make roses, nor did He need to create the sunrise.  Yes, the reasons the earth circles the sun are all scientific enough, but God did not have to add the extra brush strokes of orange, purple and pink across the sky each morning and evening.

Birds are necessary in their own right, but God did not have to make their songs so sweet.
The sense of touch is necessary, but God could have made it a mere biological necessity without any feelings of joy or comfort or security in it.
He could have made life with no music.  It is not necessary for our existence like oxygen or water are.
Nature speaks of God, the Bible says so.  Nature itself says so.  So what should we hear from all the extra touches God created to infuse our lives with beauty?  The very fact that we can recognize beauty and cherish it is in itself an extra gift.

These wonders do not portray a distant God of wrath and condemnation; they sing of a God who loves. A gracious, tender and extravagant God, full of mercy and compassion.
Yes, there is evil in the world.  There is harshness, horror, filth and poverty. But sin brought this on, not the Savior. He is the giver of life, joy, peace, love and all other good things.
God whispers love and tender care into every flower and every sunrise.  If we have ears to hear, and eyes to see, in God we find all beauty.

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above.” 
James 1:17 NKJV
Kimberly Rae has lived in several countries overseas, but now health problems keep her in the US. Her first novel, Stolen Woman, a Christian suspense/romance novel on international human trafficking, made the amazon bestseller list. Find out more at www.stolenwoman.org, read Kimberly's real-life adventures on her blog, www.stolenwoman.blogspot.com, or contact her on her Facebook Page: Human Trafficking Stolen Woman.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Mary Jane. Kimberly and I appreciate it.

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