November 12, 2012

"Praise the Lord of Creation"

Who made all the wonderful and marvelous things in nature that we enjoy today?

It is God, the Lord of all creation!

Sunrise-- Boljoon, Cebu

We, as travelers and adventurers, should be at the forefront in advocating the preservation, protection, and conservation of all our natural resources. We do enjoy it today and let's preserve it for the coming generations.

When we do so, we glorify the Lord of creation!

Let's consider this great song written by King David himself. In this song, he honored God who is our great Creator.

Psalm 104 (NIV) says,

1 Praise the LORD, my soul.
 LORD my God, you are very great;
 you are clothed with splendor and majesty.

2 The LORD wraps himself in light as with a garment;
 he stretches out the heavens like a tent

3 and lays the beams of his upper chambers on their waters.
He makes the clouds his chariot
 and rides on the wings of the wind.

4 He makes winds his messengers,
 flames of fire his servants.

5 He set the earth on its foundations;
 it can never be moved.

6 You covered it with the watery depths as with a garment;
 the waters stood above the mountains.

Tinago Falls- Biliran / Mantayupan Falls- Cebu

7 But at your rebuke the waters fled,
 at the sound of your thunder they took to flight;

8 they flowed over the mountains,
 they went down into the valleys,
 to the place you assigned for them.

9 You set a boundary they cannot cross;
 never again will they cover the earth.

10 He makes springs pour water into the ravines;
 it flows between the mountains.

11 They give water to all the beasts of the field;
 the wild donkeys quench their thirst.

12 The birds of the sky nest by the waters;
 they sing among the branches.

13 He waters the mountains from his upper chambers;
 the land is satisfied by the fruit of his work.

14 He makes grass grow for the cattle,
 and plants for people to cultivate—
 bringing forth food from the earth:

A view at Osmeña Peak, Cebu.

15 wine that gladdens human hearts,
 oil to make their faces shine,
 and bread that sustains their hearts.

16 The trees of the LORD are well watered,
 the cedars of Lebanon that he planted.

17 There the birds make their nests;
 the stork has its home in the junipers.

18 The high mountains belong to the wild goats;
 the crags are a refuge for the hyrax.

19 He made the moon to mark the seasons,
 and the sun knows when to go down.

20 You bring darkness, it becomes night,
 and all the beasts of the forest prowl.

21 The lions roar for their prey
 and seek their food from God.

22 The sun rises, and they steal away;
 they return and lie down in their dens.

23 Then people go out to their work,
 to their labor until evening.

24 How many are your works, LORD!
 In wisdom you made them all;
 the earth is full of your creatures.

25 There is the sea, vast and spacious,
 teeming with creatures beyond number—
 living things both large and small.

Sogod Bay, Southern Leyte / Dakdak Beach, Limasawa Island

26 There the ships go to and fro,
 and Leviathan, which you formed to frolic there.

27 All creatures look to you
 to give them their food at the proper time.

28 When you give it to them,
 they gather it up;
when you open your hand,
 they are satisfied with good things.

29 When you hide your face,
 they are terrified;
when you take away their breath,
 they die and return to the dust.

30 When you send your Spirit,
 they are created,
 and you renew the face of the ground.

31 May the glory of the LORD endure forever;
 may the LORD rejoice in his works—

32 he who looks at the earth, and it trembles,
 who touches the mountains, and they smoke.

33 I will sing to the LORD all my life;
 I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.

34 May my meditation be pleasing to him,
 as I rejoice in the LORD.

35 But may sinners vanish from the earth
 and the wicked be no more.

Praise the LORD, my soul.
Praise the LORD.

Sunset-- Ormoc City, Leyte

Let us keep praising the Lord of creation by being responsible stewards of nature.

10 comments:

  1. ganda sir... it made me want to worship God more because of His wonderful creation =)

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    1. Thanks Jherson! You are right. These beautiful creation we see inspire us to worship God, the Creator!

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  2. Gooood is sooo good for letting us see these wonderful creations!! Haay Phrem, you take very pretty pictures!! :)

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    1. Yeah, God is expressing His love towards us by creating all these things! Thanks Tin! Still practicing my photography skills. See you soon! :)

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  3. perfect shots bro! special mention sa last photo:)

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    1. Hello! Thanks sir for admiring the photos here! I also love the sunset photo..

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  4. Great inspiring photos, Ephraim! I love sunrise and sunsets so any shoot of them makes me want to be out there where I can take a lazy sunset or sunrise watching.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Arlene! Yeah, I want to experience it once again-- watching the sunrise or sunset with the people you love. :)

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  5. Epi, ang ganda ng pagkagagawa mo Bible verse's examples especially the Photos you've inserted. I know you have a lot to insert in that verses but its hard. It inspires me to reread more chapters and praise JESUS CHRIST for his creations. Thank you for the post.

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    1. Keith, thanks for your comment here! The Bible explains the character of the Creator that we can see in nature-- beautiful and majestic.

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