The brilliance and creativity of God, our Creator, is astounding. The intricate detail and orderly structure of an atom to the vast reaches of the far-flung galaxies declare His magnificent glory. As we enter the Autum season here in Wisconsin, we are awestruck by the brilliant display of colors splashing across the landscape. On many days we are presented with stunning sunrises and sunsets.
God created us with the ability to experience His wonderful creation. Our eyes feast on amazing vistas. Music, the voice of a loved one, the laughter of a child, an encouraging word tantalize our ears. The sense of smell has the power to bring immediate pleasure or bring us back in our memory to a special place or time. A good meal complete with some of our favorite foods, along with the fellowship of family and friends, makes our heart glad. God has also given us the ability to enjoy a warm embrace, or a hand laid on a shoulder in a moment of need.
We live in a world where the presence of sin has the potential to distort and pervert all these wonderful gifts.