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Friday, April 30, 2010

His marvelous majesty - and a giveaway...

"By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, and all the host of them by the breath of His mouth....... Let all the earth fear the LORD; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him. For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast"  (Psalm 33: 6,8-9)

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The picture above never fails to just totally blow my mind. This is a photo taken by the Hubble telescope of the black hole in the core of the Whirlpool Galaxy. It is 31 million light years away from us here on earth. It is just so amazing and so overwhelming and just so God. Right in the middle of that galaxy, is an image of the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Placed there by the Hand of God. Lovingly. Passionately. Purposefully.

"The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life" (Job 33:4)
If you have never seen "How Great is our God" by Louie Giglio, I would highly suggest that you buy this DVD. I promise you will NOT be disappointed. It will absolutely change your perspective on just how HUGE our God is. It will really bring the bigness of our Creator into a greater understanding in your mind. It will astound you just like it astounded me. It continues to astound me every time I watch it (about 10 times now).

Every time, I am brought to tears by the sheer magnitude of God's power and majesty.  We live in a privileged place that was fashioned by the almighty Hands of God.  As I sat and just tried to fathom it all once again, God took the pen and I began to write.
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Do you ever marvel at the majesty of God?
Do you just get lost in the beauty of His creation?

  the swaying trees
  the dancing flowers
  the waltzing clouds

Does he ever just blow your mind with
the intricate details of His handiwork?

  a spiders web
  a birds nest
  the stars in the sky

All around us, we glimpse the
splendor of the work of His Hands.

His gentle touch as he tenderly placed
  each grain of sand,
  each blade of grass,
  each drop of water.

I feel His presence in the wind.
His touch in the rain.
His love in the mighty radiance of the stars.

As His glory kisses my skin with
the powerful heat of the sun, I
stand amazed.

He spoke.
Creation formed.
Life was given.

Sustained by His breath
and delivered by His grace.

Oh, yes. I marvel at His majesty.
And I am lost in His creation.
He is God.

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Leave me a comment on this post and on Monday, I will draw a name out and send the blessed winner a copy of this DVD.  If you are a follower, I will put your name in 2 times, but you do NOT have to be a follower to be entered. Just leave me a comment.

Captivated by Him,
Beth

16 comments:

Steph T. said...

Yes! I think about it all the time...especially this time of year when everything is coming back to life...it takes my breath away somedays. I love the cross in the hole! That is way cool! God is so amazing my friend!!
loveya

TRUTH SHARER said...

Beth:

I love this post. God is so amazing in His handiwork!!! Amen! I remember that one of the very first things that drew my attention to that was a small garden spider who was stitching her web. I had a new camera at the time and I just kept shooting and shooting as close as I could get. The colors on that spider were like a jeweled pendant. Such detail and her web?? Wow! She worked endlessly to finish her work. God put all that inside of her - the ability she had and the beauty of her body both inside and out!

Now I'm facinated with every aspect of His creation so I can give Him more and more praise for His marvelous works. He truly is the Master Designer.

Choosing JOY, Stephanie

LisaShaw said...

Beth,

This is stunningly beautiful and so representative of our GREAT GOD! Thank you for sharing with us and for the beautiful message!

Very encouraging this morning. Love you.

sara said...

oh I have not see this video but would love to!!!


and I'm a follower!!

Yolanda said...

What an awesome picture, and I've never seen that before. Love, Yolanda

Deb said...

This is such a beautiful post and a reminder to just stop, be still and fully take in God and His awesomeness!
Blessings!
Deb

NanaNor's said...

Sweet Beth, Love this post-I love pondering all the glory of the Lord's creation! Thank you for sharing and for the give away.
Have a most blessed weekend.
Hugs, Noreen

p.s. saw the comment on the left-I have trouble with some comments(porn) so now I use moderator and that stopped them.

Sit A Spell said...

Hi there, saw you at Becky's blog and wanted to stop by. What a wonderful blog you have!

I love nature and am thankful daily for all HE has given us in it. I see His handy work everywhere I look and I am thankful.

Lynda Young said...

I love this photo. It defintiely demonstrates the glory and power of God.

Cindy said...

I was at a Chris Tomlin concert and Louie Giglio shared many of these photos~~~it was so awesome. I'd love to win the DVD and I AM more happily a follower:)

Misty said...

I am so glad that not only do my husband and I marvel at the creations of God's handiwork, but so does our son. Wonderful post...and I would love to see that dvd! I have seen a couple of YouTube clips of Louie Giglio and he just astounds me! How wonderful!

Tammy said...

Our God is great!

To think He desires to have a personal relationship with us, leaves me speechless.

love and hugs~Tammy

Angel Muly said...

I'm so glad I got on this evening!! We have had a crazy weekend but I am so glad I read what the Lord put in your heart. You are an amazing writer!! I haven't seen the dvd but will definitely check it out. Love and blessings, Angel

Barbara said...

Hello Beth, I just found you from another blog, praise God, I am loving your blog, and I am a follower now, another Preacher's wife from the South too, did not know about this DVD but throw my name in the hat too, hugs Barbara from
http://bakinnbitsbarbara.blogspot.com/

Beth in NC said...

What an awesome picture!

Yes, I do get caught up in God's creation. I thank Him often for the beauty He has created for us.

Bless you dear lover of Jesus.
Beth

sanjeet said...

I love the cross in the hole! That is way cool! God is so amazing my friend!!
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