OPEN DISPLAY

Have you ever noticed how creation pours forth speech? Honestly, it does. Why do you think that we post so many pictures of sunsets, rolling waves, mountains and hills? Isn’t it because we see the power in it all? What is creation saying? It proclaims the Creator! His qualities, His purpose and His power are just outside our window. “We are without excuse to know Him.” (Romans 1:20) Nothing can keep this message from being proclaimed. The flowers cry out, even the stones cry out. (Luke 19:40)

I notice it every Easter. Do you hear it? Do you see it? The lilies open as trumpets to announce Jesus, the Conquering King! The daisies dance in the breeze and cup their silky petals to catch God’s undeniable grace. The faces of the tulips are intricately brushed with colors, dressed in celebration. Forget me not wildflowers pop up unexpectedly just as God’s mercy came in an unexpected way. Bleeding hearts hang from their arching branches, pointing to the heart that died to save us. Bright white cross-shaped leaves on dogwood branches point to the cross. Morning glories bloom at the sight of the sun. Bulbs once buried beneath the earth’s surface rise up as sure as Jesus Christ rose from the dead.

We display pictures of His creation. He displays His glory for us to know Him in creation! The flowers cry out all praise, glory and honor. They open to the One Most High. Open your heart. Cry out in amazement. Creation reveals His majesty. Burst into song, join the chorus. All creation opens to the Son! All creation cries out that Christ is Risen indeed, Alleluia!

Take a long walk or go sit on your porch. Look with purpose. Listen and feel the breeze. Take in His glory on open display. Whisper Alleluia. Whisper with your heart “show me more of who You are.” 

white daisy on grass field

“The mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.” 
(Isaiah 55:12) “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.” (Psalm 19:1-4)