As my car crawled along the automated car wash track, my thoughts drifted to times past, when my husband and I would take our children through the car wash for the express purpose of playing, “Watch the Bubbles.”
“Daddy, my bubble is racing yours!” our son would say.
“Mine is turning swishy circles!” our daughter would say.
I stroked my silver-steaked hair and prayed, “God, why do I still want to watch bubbles? My children are driving their own cars now. This is silly.” Just then, a scripture came to mind, “You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created” (Revelation 4:11 NKJV).
For God’s pleasure, and for ours, He creates. God invents the science behind what makes car wash bubbles fascinating to watch, but He doesn’t stop there.
He creates snails with stripes and bushes with glitter dots.
He makes a dove’s feathers to sing as she takes flight.
He fashions the honeybee’s wings to interlock like a zipper during flight.
God, the masterful creator, does all this and so much more. Why? He wants us to enjoy His creation the way He does.
But there’s more….
Father God loves us so much He gives us the innate ability to create, for He made mankind in His image. Only after God created people did He say, “It is very good.” (Genesis 1:31b KJV) Of the rest of His creation, He said, “It is good.” Paul records the works that we are created to accomplish with the Lord’s empowerment, “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” (Ephesians 2:10 NKJV)
But there is even more…
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.~Ephesians 2:10 NKJV
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Scripture records His thoughts, “The LORD your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing” (Zephaniah 3:17 NKJV). Even though this is a song we can’t usually hear with our natural ear, rest assured, He sings.
And sometimes, when we are in the midst of worshipping our Creator, the Lord allows this melody to bubble within the heart.
The LORD thy God, in the midst of thee, is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.~Zephaniah 3:17 KJV
Friend, if you are loved by our Creator so much that He sings over you—and He does—then enjoy the world He has fashioned. Praise Him for the ability He places within you to accomplish the works He has ordained you to do. But most of all, Praise Him for being your Heavenly Daddy who has uniquely created you.
Name something in God’s creation you can thank Him for.
Father God, thank You that You created all things, including me, for your enjoyment.
Copyright © 2019: All Rights Reserved: Watch the Bubbles: VineWords: Author Diane Virginia Cunio; Pen Name, Diane Virginia: http://www.vinewords.net/watch-the-bubbles/devotion
Published: September 29, 2020: Christian Broadcasting Network: Beth Patch, Executive Editor: https://www1.cbn.com/devotions/watch-the-bubbles
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Diane Virginia (Cunio) is an award-winning author, and the founder/ administrator/ lead senior editor of VineWords: Devotions and More.
She is an ordained minister, holding credentials since 2005.
Diane’s book, The Kiss of Peace: A Contemporary Exploration into Song of Solomon, won The Sparrow Award, Second Runner Up, at the Asheville Christian Writer’s Conference 2019. The sequel, Behind the Veil: Becoming the Ascended Bride of Song of Solomon, is in the works.
She has developed the model for motion-activated musical prayer centers for use in the garden retreat, themed to the places where the Bride of Christ travels to in the allegory, Song of Solomon. She envisions these prayer gardens as a refuge for seekers and believers alike to find or deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ.
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