1 Ascribe to the Lord, O heavenly beings,
ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
2 Ascribe to the Lord the glory of his name;
worship the Lord in holy splendor.
3 The voice of the Lord is over the waters;
the God of glory thunders,
the Lord, over mighty waters.
4 The voice of the Lord is powerful;
the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.
The Holy Bible: New Revised Standard Version. (1989). (Ps 29:1–4).
A few weeks ago I heard of someone who said that God was boring and that they did not want to go to heaven because it must be boring there too. That got me to thinking: if that someone believes this, their picture of God is certainly different than mine.
Maybe they don’t believe in Him as a creator like I do. If you take creation away from God, you take away much, and you must replace creation itself with a series of next to impossible, no, I dare say impossible events that, given enough time and enough roles of the dice, created the stars and the planets, and the elements and the molecules and compounds and environment necessary for life. The chances of there not being a creator are so astronomically slim that I must believe, just by way of probabilities that there is a creator, and he must be a God, the God of the universe.
Now, if you establish your belief in God as a creator, then you can start looking at the natural world through that perspective, and you begin to marvel at the ingenuity, the creativity of, of everything! Take water for instance. It is a very simple compound of two gas elements, oxygen and hydrogen. Some say that it is fundamental to life, and I agree, life as we know it ceases to function without water. But just look at the properties of water. It is this beautiful clear liquid! Just the fact that there are different phases of matter is really interesting. There are oceans of it, and it is always moving, always flowing, always providing a medium for life, for function, for beauty and enjoyment. And it takes on unique properties as a solid as well. As snow it is soft white and insulating, as ice, hard and slippery! Think of the fun animals and people have in water and snow! Riding boats and boards in the oceans, lakes, and rivers, and sledding and skiing and boarding in the winter on the mountains! How interesting and fun is all that! Who doesn’t enjoy water sports or snow sports or both? Who doesn’t enjoy watching the waves at the beach, or looking at the reflection on a lake, or looking at a snow-covered peak or glacier? Even the snow-flakes form beautiful crystalline structures that are gorgeous to look at, each one slightly or very different.
And that’s just water, and I’ve only scratched the surface so-to-speak on that subject. There are so many amazing and functional properties of water that let it interact with other elements on a molecular level.
Who likes to watch a good nature film/documentary? I used to really enjoy them before they started pushing evolution so much, but even though, I still do enjoy the footage of animals and discoveries that scientists are making. Humans are always discovering new things about how nature works, and how biology works. It is all so fascinating! Boring is the antonym I would use to describe creation.
If there is so much here on earth to learn about in the natural world that it takes many lifetimes of discovery, and still there is more and more, then think about what there might be on other planets, or maybe even other dimensions or universes? Heaven is God’s home so to speak, the place where he directs his creation. Think about what he must have there! What sorts of things might exist there to delight the people who come on his errands or to meet with him and with others?
And you know the wonderful thing about it? God creates out of love! He made us originally in his image, and it is only because Adam and Eve followed satan’s temptation and not Gods instructions that we have strayed so far away from God that our understanding of him is so twisted, that we would think of him as boring and heaven undesirable. How far have we fallen, and how much do we need to love and be loved more than ever in this generation?
Jesus speaking about the events close to his second coming:
12 And because of the increase of lawlessness, the love of many will grow cold
The Holy Bible: New Revised Standard Version. (1989). (Mt 24:12).
Let us never fall for the devils lies about God. Let us continually seek him and not the enemy and the system of allurement and enticements that he has set up on earth to bring us down into misery. Look up to heaven, look up to God, follow the instructions in your bible, and learn from the history given there to not make the same mistakes. God loves you and he truly does want you to be happy with him in heaven some day.
When thy heart, love-filled, grows graver,
And eternal bliss looks nearer,
Ask thy heart, nor show it favour,
Is the gift or giver dearer?
Love, love on; love higher, deeper;
Let love's ocean close above her;
Only, love thou more love's keeper,
More, the love-creating lover.
MacDonald, George. The poetical works of George MacDonald in two volumes — Volume 2 (Kindle Locations 1633-1636). Kindle Edition.