Words from the Heart for Saturday May 13th, 2017
Many, Lord my God, are the wonders you have done, the things you planned for us. None can compare with you; were I to speak and tell of your deeds, they would be too many to declare.
Psalm 40:5 (NIV)
The Things You Have Done
At times we must just stop and stand in awe at the many, many things the Lord has done. No one else loves us like He loves us. No one else compares to Him. It is a wonderful joy to belong to Him.
The Seven Wonders of Canada was a 2007 competition sponsored by CBC Television’s The National and CBC Radio One’s Sounds Like Canada. They sought to determine Canada’s “seven wonders” by receiving nominations from viewers, and then from on-line voting of the short list. After the vote, a panel of judges, Ra McGuire, Roy MacGregor and Roberta L. Jamieson, picked the winners based on geographic and poetic criteria. Their seven picks were revealed on The National on June 7, 2007. The Seven Wonders as chosen by Canada were the Sleeping Giant, Niagara Falls, the Bay of Fundy, Nahanni National Park Reserve, the Northern Lights, the Rockies, and the Cabot Trail. The Sleeping Giant, the stunning peninsula that forms Thunder Bay on Lake Superior, won the voting handily, with almost 100,000 more votes than second place Niagara Falls.
The wonders of the natural world often take our breath away in their beauty. While the follower of Jesus Christ appreciates the grandeur as much as anyone, and we have a great appreciation for the most stunning of Creation because we see beyond the creation to the Creator. So did King David and he wrote with beauty these words in Psalm 40:5: “Many, Lord my God, are the wonders you have done, the things you planned for us. None can compare with you; were I to speak and tell of your deeds, they would be too many to declare.” While God has done great things in His creation, even with His Creation completed, David noticed that the Lord continued to do wonderful things for His people. God had planned the world so perfectly when He created it. He looked at it and said it was good. When He created humankind, the Bible tells us that it was very good. For the highest of His creation God had a plan and David reminds us that God continues to bless us with the things He has planned for us. David saw the Lord’s hand in every blessing in his life and there so many, he says, that it is impossible to declare them all. Take some time today to focus on the blessings that the Lord has poured out on your life through His plan for you. You too will find there are more than you can declare.
These have been words from the heart.