See the gorgeous blue sky. Hear the rain. See the clouds lazily passing overhead like a broken water canopy. Look at the cattle grazing on a thousand hills. Listen to the songbirds. Watch the tiny young white spotted fawns follow their mother deer. Listen in reverential awe at the thunderclap preceded by its lightning. Watch the geese fly in Vee’s. Watch the hawks fly higher still in circles. Listen to the cry of a newborn baby and observe the face of Mrs. Smith.
Watch a trauma surgeon and his focused intensity trying to save life. Look at the yellow ducklings float downstream following mom. Look at the tiger and her stealth with those majestic stripes. Ever see a giraffe give birth to a monkey? Look at the oceans of the world, the rivers, the lakes, the streams. Ever see Mrs. Jones give birth to a cheetah? Why not?
Ah yes, God’s word reveals such simple concerns, but simple does not mean shallow. Simple as in the source, but it needs a hundred lifetimes to express thanksgiving to the creator for such marvels. ‘After their kinds’ is a concept so demure yet unmatched in its quiet elegance, spoken to the hearts of men that we be sure in our understanding.
I swear if atheism were a plant, it would be a ravenous weed, stealing all nutrients from the fruits and flowers while accusing them of wilting. But evolution should be proud of such theft! But I digress.
When someone holds a door for you while your hands are full, most decent people automatically say ‘thank you,’ for thankfulness is a way of life. Did you catch that? A way of life as a decent human being. I would be willing to bet that you cannot go one day without saying thanks for something, no matter how mundane.
Yet, YET, YET, how many people go days, months, years, and sadly decades without offering a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to He who gives them not only life, but the very next breath. And these documented emoluments such as given above are so obvious that in a court of law, the existence of God could be proven in ten seconds flat, with an apology for using up 9 extra seconds.
So, who do you thank? Really, who do you thank for the endless mercies and benefits forwarded to you? The self made astronomers busying themselves with interest ‘out there,’ as they change their minds and curriculum a hundred times based on ‘new information’ which only expose yesterdays lies, have never for one minute of their life looked into the single dewdrop which reveals the depths of the oceans, so no, they cannot be trusted with fresh ‘revelations.’
God’s word has much to say about the machinery of men and the pretended intellect of carnal minds. God says the wisdom of this world is ‘foolishness’ unto Him. God is correct of course, as we see today how a ten year old girl or boy sits in front of a camera and lectures us about the dangers of not listing to scientists. Really kid? How about you act like a 10 year old and go play outside and learn a thing or two about life first.
Which reminds me. People btich about God and His sending a flood upon the world of the ungodly, yet conveniently ignore or miss entirely the fact of God’s grace for 120 years. Oops, that is a lifetime and then some, meaning please do not be so stupid as to blame God for your crooked ways, as He is blameless and cannot be charged with anything under the sun.
Try thanking Him today, even now. Start there, and watch the floodgates of heaven reward you with ears that hear, eyes that see, and a tongue that will be slow to find fault with good people.