Child-like Wonder of Creation

5 09 2010

I have a bunch of posts in my mind as always, and hopefully I’ll get one down tonight after some studying. I really like this quote that I saw on the Desiring God blog about the possible exultation God has in what we see as the monotonous ongoing of daily life.

A child kicks his legs rhythmically through excess, not absence, of life. Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, “Do it again”; and the grown-up person does it again until he is nearly dead. For grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony.

But perhaps God is strong enough to exult in monotony. It is possible that God says every morning, “Do it again” to the sun; and every evening, “Do it again” to the moon. It may not be automatic necessity that makes all daisies alike; it may be that God makes every daisy separately, but has never got tired of making them. It may be that He has the eternal appetite of infancy; for we have sinned and grown old, and our Father is younger than we.

The repetition in Nature may not be a mere recurrence; it may be a theatrical ENCORE.

— G. K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy, p. 42 (paragraphing added)

Thinking about creation as a theatrical encore helped add a new depth to the act of marveling at God’s wondrous work. I can imagine the Grace Church orchestra playing for us when Clayton Erb says, “the instruments now play for us.” All while God orchestrates the miraculous act of sustaining the world. How crazy does Hebrews 1:3 “And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high” become to us when we think of the world with that view?

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8 09 2010
jonathan

mm, worshipful. i will have to think about that when i look at the cornfields (and pretend they are daisies) as i walk to class. they did not grow on their own, but sprung up with life given to them by God. pulsating, circulating, invigorating, plant life cycles!

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