Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
My husband and I just returned from a mini-vacation at Virginia Beach, Va. We had such a wonderful relaxing time. The Atlantic Ocean was a wonder to behold, such beauty and force, the amazing work of God’s own hand. I so loved just gazing at the ocean seeing it's gentle beauty and yet hearing it's powerful voice. One cannot look into the face of such an enormous body of water and say there is no God. The ocean’s obedience to its creator to stay within its banks, speaks volumes to the authority of God over His creation. Oh that men would praise the Lord for His wonderful works to the children of men.
And know this,God has created all these things for His children to richly enjoy!
Many years ago we were going on a family summer vacation with our two daughters Tiffany and Faith. This particular vacation we were headed to Colorado. I was particularly excited because I had never seen the mountains in Colorado; actually I never recalled seeing any mountains in my entire life here on the earth. The night before the trip I was up just spending time talking with the Lord as I would often do when my girls were young. I enjoyed staying up after everyone was asleep, praying and fellowshipping with the Lord. Well, this particular night the Lord spoke the words, “Amazing Wonders” to me. I knew immediately He was speaking in reference to our trip the next day, so now I was really excited to get to Colorado. I remember all the way to Colorado I kept meditating on those two words, “Amazing Wonders.” So I asked the Lord what specifically about this trip was He referring to and He reminded me of the many verses of scripture in Psalms 107 that speak of men praising Him for His wonderful works to us His children. He wanted me to behold some of these great wonders.
Now, much more excited than before, I kept a steady gaze toward the horizon as we approached Denver Colorado. I think I was expecting these big mountains to just pop out at me. I would occasional ask my husband, “Do you see them yet?” As we traveled further on pass Denver my husband finally said, “Oh there they are in the distance, over there those black peaks.” Well I was somewhat disappointed at my first glance, I thought, “that looks like a little hill not a gigantic mountain." I thought to myself, "is that it.”
However, as soon as I thought that, the phrase, Amazing Wonders, came to my mind again. So I decided to sit tight and patiently wait to see what the Lord had in store to show me.
Oh my, when we finally got to the mountains, I can truly say they were indeed amazing. God showed me such amazing things on that vacation, great wonders crafted by His own hands. I shall never forget the beautiful things my eyes did behold.
God should ever be praise for the wonderful works of His hands. He is and will always be the Master Craftsman.
He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered: the LORD is gracious and full of compassion.