Words from the Heart for Saturday November 25th, 2017
He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.
Ecclesiastes 3:11 (NIV)
Beautiful in Its Time
Our God really is the Master Designer. As Creator He has set an awareness of eternity in the heart of all mankind. He is beyond understanding, but yet we can know Him through the Word and commit our lives to Him. He meets our need and prepares us for eternity with Him through the death of His Son. What an amazing God!
Quebec City is often considered the most beautiful city in Canada. It is filled with “bests in Canada.” These include Canada’s best hotel, according to Travel and Leisure magazine, the Auberge Saint Antoine. Quebec City is also home to what was recently voted Canada’s best street, Rue to Petit-Champlain. Historic beauty can be found along almost every part of the 500 metre street, along with local artisans, the towering cliffs and city walls above, and the rich smells wafting out of cozy, faintly-Parisian-looking cafes.
Sin has marred the world. There is still so much beauty in our world. God’s grand creation continues to inspire and awe, and there are more beautiful places on this planet that anyone can visit in a lifetime. But there is also a lot of pain and ugliness in our world. Most of us are not aware of the extent of sin and perversion. If we were to catch a glimpse of it, we would undoubtedly be shocked. But the Lord sees it all, and because of His love for this world, He is about redeeming it and transforming it. In Ecclesiastes 3:11 we read “He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.” God is redeeming His creation one life at a time. That which was lost to Him by sin He is redeeming, and according to His timetable. He takes the most hideous sin and makes it beautiful once again. And He has eternity in mind as He does so, beginning in the redeemed human heart.
These have been words from the heart.