Thursday, May 21, 2009

Thankful Thursday - Nature

Today's theme at Thankful Thursday is being thankful for nature.

This is a subject near and dear to my heart. I am so thankful for the beauties of nature! I love nothing better than photos of flowers and landscapes showing the beauties that God has made. It's so spectacular! He could have just created the earth with the bare necessities to sustain life, but He went way beyond that. Our God is an extravagant God!

I do not understand how people can actually believe that all this beauty "evolved." When you consider:

the beautiful sunsets ...

the awe-inspiring oceans and beaches ...

gorgeous flowers (and so many different kinds!) ...

lush trees and cool inviting forests ...


the mighty rivers and green hills ...

azure blue skies and white fluffy clouds ...

the fields and grasses ...

How can you not believe there is a God? I think of this scripture:

"For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God." Romans 1:20


I am so appreciative of the beautiful world God has created for us to enjoy. I will forever be grateful. Just imagine the wonders we will see in Heaven if it's so wonderful here on earth!

You'll find other posts about thankfulness at Lynn's Spiritually Unequal Marriage.






9 comments:

Denise said...

Such a lovely post.

Saleslady371 said...

Hi, Jerri,
Your thoughts are so inspiriing. I enjoyed the pics of so many ways to think of His creation. You're right, He could have just gave us a plain earth, but He didn't. It is awe inspiring. What a thankful thought!

PW said...

Great photos of God's creation!! Thanks for visiting my site.

Diane ~ said...

Great posting Jerri!... & there's still more countless examples of the awesome greatness of His design! :)

~ Being Woven said...

God's creation is so diverse and awesome. I am sorry about the ice storm. I lived through at least a couple in Portland, OR years ago. Now, on the Gulf Coast of Texas, ice storms are non-existent. The snow was such a miracle for here. So many folks here had never even seen snow! Old and young!
Thank you for sharing your photos. I would love to be able to walk down a tree-lined path! Where are you? !!! I am on my way!
~ linda

Rita T. said...

You know, half the beauty of the earth is that it's so diverse - so many different components to it.

Loved the post.

Serendipity said...

Hi Jerri, thank you for stopping by. I love this post! What beautiful pictures! Love the picture on your header too! Indeed, how can one not be thankful and appreciative for the beauty and wonders of nature!

God bless!

Pia said...

i love the photo of green grass and the river. it looks so fresh.

jerri, thank you for praying for my husband and i. i believe too that restoration is God's will for us. thank you for lifting us up in prayer. God bless you, jerri.

Rocks said...

hi jerri! I know I am a bit late..I"ve been busy..anyways, love all the pictures you posted here..especially the forest.I wanted to be there right now :) so peaceful.