by Crystal Bowman
Almost everyone has a favorite color. Mine is yellow, but I also like blue. I love the yellow sun, yellow canaries, and yellow dandelions dotting summer lawns. I enjoy going to the beach to see the vast blue sky and various shades of blue and turquoise in the ocean. I’m not sure why those colors appeal to me—they just do.
What amazes me is that God is the only one who could think of all the different colors. What is even more amazing is they have been in existence since the beginning of time. The sun is yellow, the grass is green, and the sky is blue. It has always been that way, and it will always be that way. I smile when I think how God put orange feet on a duck. I wonder what He was thinking when He chose brilliant splashes of red, yellow, and blue for the feathers on a macaw. And what about patterns? Orange and black tiger strips, spotted leopards, and the unique geometric pattern on a tall giraffe—how did God come up with those ideas?
For centuries, skilled artists have created beautiful paintings to capture the beauty of God’s creation. Though the works of Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh are stunning, they don’t measure up to the work of the Master Artist—the One who made it all.
In Psalm 19:1 (NIV) David praises God as he recognizes God’s artistry: “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” In Ecclesiastes 3:11 (NIV) Solomon writes, “He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.” And in the New Testament, the Apostle Paul reminds believers that evidence of God’s existence is all around us. In Romans 1:20 (NIV) he writes, “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.”
How can anyone deny the existence of God when they see the artistry of His colorful and majestic creation? Who put purple in the mountains? Who put the swirls of blue, yellow, and green in the Northern Lights? Who made oranges orange, peaches peach, and strawberries red? It’s God—who boldly reveals Himself in creation—so that we can clearly see evidence of His existence.
Our human minds will never grasp the magnitude of God’s creative and artistic abilities. The beauty of a rainbow, the majesty of a sunset, and the splendor of a crimson rose reveal God’s greatness. They were created for our pleasure and for His glory. We don’t have to explain it—we just need to enjoy it!
“Lord You are the one who made the sky, the earth, the sea, and everything in the world.” Acts 4:24 ICB
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About the author: Crystal Bowman is a bestselling, award-winning author of more than 100 books including, Our Daily Bread for Kids. She and her husband have three married children and eight huggable grandchildren.
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