Thoughts on Creation

     I find such pleasure in observing the world around me. I watch the changes of God’s wonderful creation.  The sun sets and rises; the earth circles round the sun; and the moon around the earth—what beautiful variations the movements bring! He did so much to make us happy, gave us everything we would need, and made it to fit us so perfectly. I wouldn’t change it if I could.

     Is it possible to even imagine a better texture for the expanse of sky above us. Perhaps a rougher appearance would suite it better than the gradients of color and soft accents and billowing contours of cloud. I think not! It is so perfect—a perfection that only God could create.

     The Oceans are majestic, but suppose a designer decided that it would be more pleasing to the eye—more awe-inspiring—if the waves were more opaque and did not catch and reflect the light as it does. What a sad change that would be to have the earth full of such dull masses!

     What of the flower—that flimsy creation! It should be a bit sturdier so that thousands of treading feet could not crush its beauty. In the sands of the dessert, so many colors are not needed. It would be more unified if each grain were the exact same hue. Now take the butterfly and get rid of it’s boring symmetry.

     While we are doing so well at changing the view, why not try our hand at changing the world too. Change the way we interact. Change the things we care about. Change what’s right, and change what’s wrong. Change the path that leads to Christ. Change what’s love, and change what’s hate. Change the laws of common kindness. Change the hard times—just get rid of those altogether. Don’t you think if we were God, this world would be so much better? I shudder, and I cringe. Never could a man make something as beautiful as God’s church, and his creations.



  1. I always enjoy your writings. Here is a quote I found on another blog last night, and it made me think of you:

    We write to taste life twice...once in the moment and in introspection. ~ Anais Nin

    1. Thank you! I'm glad you enjoy. I think that maybe I am getting better, as I hoped.

      I love the quote too! I deffinatly agree.

  2. Alyssa,

    Thank you for referring me to your blog; I have enjoyed seeing your art and photographs as well as reading your thoughts. God has certainly given us a glorious creation to live in and to inspire his children!

    As for Bible references to art, have you noticed Exodus 31:1-7?

    1 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,

    2 See, I have called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah:

    3 And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship,

    4 To devise cunning works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass,

    5 And in cutting of stones, to set them, and in carving of timber, to work in all manner of workmanship.

    6 And I, behold, I have given with him Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan: and in the hearts of all that are wise hearted I have put wisdom, that they may make all that I have commanded thee;

    7 The tabernacle of the congregation, and the ark of the testimony, and the mercy seat that is thereupon, and all the furniture of the tabernacle,

    8 And the table and his furniture, and the pure candlestick with all his furniture, and the altar of incense,

    9 And the altar of burnt offering with all his furniture, and the laver and his foot,

    10 And the cloths of service, and the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments of his sons, to minister in the priest’s office,

    11 And the anointing oil, and sweet incense for the holy place: according to all that I have commanded thee shall they do.

    It is clear that one can be "filled with the Spirit of God" in making art as the Lord told Moses that Bezaleel and Aholiab would be in making the tabernacle of the congregation and the ark of the covenant.

    It is also interesting to note in the very next chapter that "art" can be made for evil as well when Aaron was persuaded to make the golden calf for idolatrous purposes.

    Thanks again for being such a great student; God bless you in your future plans and in your art!

    Mr. Bishop

    1. Thank you Mr. Bishop! And thanks for mentioning that passage. God certainly did use skilled people to make his Old Testament temple beautiful.