Joy of God

Wildflowers around Spring Lake in the Flat Tops Wilderness of Colorado

Wildflowers around Spring Lake in the Flat Tops Wilderness of Colorado

In the book of Job, we read that God made the world,

 

“…while the morning stars sang together and the angels shouted for joy” (38:7, NIV)

Sunrise from Yaki Point, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Sunrise from Yaki Point, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

There was joy in heaven when God created the beauty of the earth.

Bowman Lake in Glacier National Park, Montana

Bowman Lake in Glacier National Park, Montana

I believe God and those with Him still have great joy over what God created.

 

“[The multitude in heaven said] You have created all things, and by your pleasure they exist and were created.” (Revelation 4:11, ABPE)

Cacti flower in the canyon near Maidenhair Falls, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California

Cacti flower in the canyon near Maidenhair Falls, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California

If it’s by God’s pleasure that the world was created, and He still revels in His creation, I find it a natural outcome that those who are born of His Spirit would also be drawn to the things that bring Him joy – the natural world, but also His other creations, including mankind, made in God’s image.

 

“The Lord your God is with you… He will have much joy over you.  With His love He will give you new life.  He will have joy over you with loud singing.” (Zephaniah 3:17, NLV)

Crater Lake, Oregon

Crater Lake, Oregon

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