All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small,
all things wise and wonderful, the Lord God made them all.
These are the words of a once popular children’s hymn in England. Whether a child or older, it is good for all of us to look around and see the wonder of God’s creation. This will give us all a good start to the day for sure!
Even if you are confined indoors and cannot see much of what is outside, just a take a look at your hand. Yes, it may be tired, worn and even wrinkled but it is a masterpiece in God’s creation. In your hand there are 27 bones and 29 joints! In both your hands there are one quarter of all the bones in your body. Did you know that holding hands has been shown to decrease levels of cortisol, the stress hormone? As the hymn tells us the Lord God made them all.
And He made each of us too. David, the Psalmist, was overwhelmed when He thought on these things ‘I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and skilfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them. How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand; when I awake, I am still with You’. Psalm 139 verses 14 -18.
Remember: the Lord God made you and thinks of you. Happy Monday.