Heb. 1:8 But of the Son he says,
“Your throne, O God, is forever and ever,
and the righteous scepter is the scepter of your kingdom.
Heb. 1:9 You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
therefore God, your God, has anointed you
with the oil of gladness beyond your companions.”
Heb. 1:10 And,
“In the beginning, Lord, you founded the earth,
and the heavens are the work of your hands;
Hebrews begins by declaring that Jesus is the final word of God. He is the living prophetic voice that God sends to humanity. From the beginning moment of creation God has been revealing himself to us. Jesus was present in creation when the earth was founded. It is in the beauty of creation that the fingerprint of Jesus can be found. However, Christ’s incarnation becomes the culmination, and ultimate revelation of creation.
When we begin reading in the book of Genesis we come across the opening scenes in God’s message of revelation. The scriptures do not exist as a proof of God, but rather as a revelation of God. It is in the beauty of creation that we are to begin to understand the very nature of God, for from his nature springs creation. This is the foundation of all things, the fact that humanity can open their eyes every morning, looking around and drinking in the creative details and revelation of God’s grace toward his sons and daughters.
As I write this morning I’m looking at a beautiful vase full of tulips. Every one of them is slightly different and the flowers are distinctively different in color from the stems and leaves. While each one is beautiful in and of its own right, the bouquet creates an entirely different effect. Looking at these flowers I think about God. How do I see God in what is before me? What I see is a God who loves beauty and cares about the intricate details of flowers. I see God who cares about the individual but understands the beauty in the corporate which becomes exponentially more beautiful. It’s what happens when we walk through a stunning rose garden and are overwhelmed at the visual and sensual beauty that surrounds us. Somehow it is all a revelation of God and it is his grace reaching out to draw us to him.
The discussion of creation should always lead us to a revelation of Christ. Anything else becomes a distraction to knowing him. Creation was and is God revealing himself to all of humanity. This is God wanting us to know that he loves us and his very nature is revealed in creation which surrounds us on a daily basis. God revealed from the moment of creation, spoken through the prophetic word and revealed in the person of Christ. All of this is a reminder that the Creator loves all that has been created and desires to anoint creation, drawing all into the kingdom. Creation’s revelation is Christ.
Lord, thank you for allowing me the joy of soaking in your beauty and presence today. Amen.