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So Much More

Posted by on June 9, 2014

IMG_5113Today, on my morning walk, I noticed the clouds and thought, “God could have made a cloud and said, ‘That’s enough. I’m done with clouds.'” But no, He did so much more. He made flat clouds that stretch across the sky like elastic, and sometimes He added ripples. He made fluffy clouds that sail across the sky like marshmallows, and He made clouds that piled up high into the heavens. Some carry rain, others carry shade, and still others carry our imaginations along with them. But all of them react to or reflect His light in their own special way. God did so much more.

 

 

2009-07-15 21.21.33I looked at the trees in the park and thought, “God could have made a tree and said, ‘That’s enough. I’m done with trees.'” But no, He  did so much more. He made trees with flat bark and bumpy bark, brown, gray and light colored bark. He made some trees with flat leaves and some with needles, some deciduous and others evergreen. He made some to flower and some to bear food. And as if that wasn’t enough, He made some to change from green to brilliant yellows, oranges and reds. God did so much more.

 

I looked at the people around me and thought, “God could have made a man and said, ‘That’s enough. I’m done with humans.'” But no, He did so much more. He made a woman, and he made the man’s and woman’s descendants tall and short with blue eyes and green eyes, brown eyes and hazel eyes. He made their skin light and dark and brown and olive. He made curly hair and straight hair, brown, black, blond and red hair. And He even made hair so it could be colored blue or purple or some other color–just for fun. God did so much more.

Image courtesy of Gualberto 107 and freedigitalphotos.net

Image courtesy of Gualberto 107 and freedigitalphotos.net

 

And then I thought of all the ways we’ve rebelled against Him. I thought, “God could have said, ‘That’s it. I’m done with them.'” But no, God did so much more. He sent His son to be one of us, to explain the Father’s ways, to demonstrate the Father’s love for us. He sent His own son to cover the penalty for our lack of respect, our dishonor,  our disobedience.

Today, I saw a cross and thought, “God could have said, ‘That’s enough. I’m done.'” But no. He did so much more.

 

 

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4 Responses to So Much More

  1. Peggy Wirgau

    I love this, Mary. I’ve had similar thoughts just when I look around my yard at the variety in the design of the flowers and plants, even after the worst winter in years. How can anyone think it all simply evolved on its own?

    • Mary Hamilton

      I agree, Peggy. I wanted to include something about the way even our skin works, stretching to grow with us but strong enough to hold our inner organs in place, sensitive to the touch of a mosquito on our arms but tougher on the soles of our feet and the palms of our hands. The imagination and creativity of our God is unfathomable!

  2. juliebcosgrove

    Beautiful- just beautiful and almost poetic. Thanks you fo rthis blog post. It started out my week just right.

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