in this life
We, as humans, often take what we see for granted. The vibrant colors, the amazing structures of things, and the beauty of all that is around us. God gave us a magnificent world to live in. We have the mountains, the valleys, the rivers, the seas. We see deserts, arctics, and grasslands with trees. He has given us the sun, the moon, the clouds and the stars.
Everywhere we look we see the wonders that God has brought among us. Animals, from worms to giraffes, and people, people all different. No one is exactly alike, no animal is exactly alike, no location is like another. Traveling the world would be a wondrous thing to do, but how overwhelmed would one be to see the entire world in a single lifetime? Not to mention, that we are not the only planet out here. The point that we often miss is that God created it all. He holds every single bit of it in the palm of his hand.
Besides the fact that he made all that is around us, he made us. He gave us the gift of life, he sent his one and only son to die on the cross for our sins, the only man who had never committed any sin, the only man to ever be perfect. We can only thank him by accepting him into our hearts, leading the best life we can lead, and telling others about him, telling everyone. Tell your kids, your classmates, your co-workers, your peers, your parents, your teachers. God not only sent his son for all of us, but he has promised us eternity in heaven, forever in paradise, and all we have to do are those three things.
Giving your heart to God will be the best choice you will ever make in your life, and sometimes, it may seem the hardest thing to do and keep up. But God works through everyone, in his own way. Sometimes all you need is a real awakening, a kind of thump on the head or tap on the shoulder, to remind you to carry on in his name.
"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind'; and, 'Love your neighbor as yourself." -Luke 10:27
the picture above was taken by me, from the mountains in West Virginia. Our God is an awesome God.