Treasures that Make Us Shout and Sing for Joy!

I could not contain my delight when my beautiful friend Amanda Wood said “yes!” to sharing this spectacular, once-in-a-lifetime rainbow photo she took in Jasper. Wanted so badly to show the whole world the most breath-taking vision of God’s creation I have have ever laid eyes on.

Genesis 9:12-13

The beautiful rainbow.  Glorious mountains. Tranquil water. Trees and plants dancing with the breeze. Skies outstretched from end to end. All too marvelous for words. Every inch speaks of God’s love and handiwork and echoes His presence in every corner of my heart and soul.  I was totally awestruck with an overwhelming desire to fall on my knees and praise the maker of the universe for this, His extravagant gift! I couldn’t stop gazing at the picture and thanking Him. For what my eyes are beholding and for the wonderful woman who captured the moment and shared it.  Treasures God created. Treasures I cherish. Treasures that make us shout and sing for joy… like this:

Psalm 65:5-13 – By awesome deeds you answer us with deliverance, O God of our salvation; you are the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas. By your strength you established the mountains; you are girded with might. You silence the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, the tumult of the peoples. Those who live at earth’s farthest bounds are awed by your signs; you make the gateways of the morning and the evening shout for joy. You visit the earth and water it, you greatly enrich it; the river of God is full of water; you provide the people with grain, for so you have prepared it. You water its furrows abundantly, settling its ridges, softening it with showers, and blessing its growth. You crown the year with your bounty; your wagon tracks overflow with richness. The pastures of the wilderness overflow, the hills gird themselves with joy, the meadows clothe themselves with flocks, the valleys deck themselves with grain, they shout and sing together for joy.

Another one of God’s awesome creations is precious, beautiful, wonderful YOU! “Because,” as Holley Gerth reminds us in her You’re Celebrated Today – Just Because message “you were created by a God who is a master of design!”  For more on that note hop on over to this week’s link-up at Holley Gerth’s where you’ll find a generous outpouring of love, encouragement, and inspiration by the cupful as you join her and the Coffee for Your Heart Community.

Thank you  Holley Gerth
for the Coffee for Your Heart image

 

 

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