Simple Blessings on a Sunny Day

CalvinAfter a couple dreary days, the sun came out yesterday. It is amazing how the sun can lift our spirits. The beauty of creation is a tangible blessing from God. As I was thinking about that, I was reminded of this piece from John Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion (I.14.2):

“…In the very order of events [creation], we ought diligently to ponder on the paternal goodness of God toward the human race, in not creating Adam until he had liberally enriched the earth with all good things. Had he placed him on an earth barren and unfurnished; had he given life before light, he might have seemed to pay little regard to his interest. But now that he has arranged the motions of the sun and stars for man’s use, has replenished the air, earth, and water, with living creatures, and produced all kinds of fruit in abundance for the supply of food, by performing the office of a provident and industrious head of a family, he has shown his wondrous goodness toward us…”

I was blessed by this today. To think that before humanity was created, God prepared a rich home for us. He prepared our awesome world, with all its blessings and riches, then created humanity. This displays His great love for us, His goodness, and His plan to bless us. We serve a great God.

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