Words from the Heart for Saturday August 4th, 2018
Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.
Ecclesiastes 3:11 (NLT)
There are fingerprints left by our powerful Creator among all people of the earth. We are made in His image. He places eternity in the hearts of each man and woman. This is possible because He is an eternal God and is not limited to time as we are. He worked “in the beginning” but He existed before the beginning and knows no end.
One of the most beautiful, and interesting places in Canada, is Abraham Lake in Alberta. As winter temperatures at this Canadian Rockies lake plunge to minus 30 Fahrenheit, methane gas from decaying organic material at the bottom takes on an other-world formation. By the millions, bubbles stream upward and freeze in the ice. The result is a hard-frozen lake top with constellations of glassy orbs suspended underfoot — a gorgeous sight with an edge of danger, given the flammability of the gas.
We check the news on TV or online every day and we have to admit that there is a lot of ugliness in this world. Sin has done its work of marring the perfect world that God created. As bad as things look in our world, God is still at work, in the human heart and in the world that He loves so very much. He redeems human beings and His abiding presence assures that there remains plenty of beauty in His world. King Solomon recognized this and in Ecclesiastes 3:11 he wrote, “Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.” Beginning with every heart that receives Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord, God brings the beauty of His holy presence into everything that He touches, everything that He redeems. But even those who don’t recognize Jesus Christ as Lord have a sense of eternity.
These have been words from the heart.