I chased the sunset yesterday…..I could see it was going to be a golden beauty. I started driving from the east end of our little town to the west seeking a side road free of obstructions so I could drink in the glowing radiance.
What a miracle this world is! Today’s Advent thought from “The Greatest Gift” was from the first chapter of Genesis and the beginning of creation. Each day, as God spoke this world into existence, He declared it was “good”. His final work of art was the creation of man and woman. To be even more specific…the woman, Eve, was the crown, the cherry on top.
“She is the crescendo, the final, astonishing work of God. Woman. In one last flourish creation comes to a finish not with Adam, but with Eve. She is the Master’s finishing touch. Eve is breathtaking.
Given the way creation unfolds, how it builds to ever higher and higher works of art, can there be any doubt that Eve is the crown of creation? Not an afterthought. Not a nice addition like an ornament on a tree. She is God’s final touch, His piece de resistance. She fills a place in the world nothing and no one else can fill. Step to a window, ladies, if you can. Better still, find some place with a view. Look out across the earth and say to yourselves, “The whole, vast world is incomplete without me. Creation reached its zenith in me.”
From the book, “Captivating”, by John and Stasi Eldredge
My Advent treasure from today is this….I am the crown of God’s creation. When I think about saying that out loud, my heart beats a little faster….my mouth gets dry… I wonder if it’s a bit egotistical….but, wait….didn’t God declare it first? It is His truth. He designed that His love for me and for you would give us our worth and value. There is absolutely nothing in the wondrous beauty of this created world that compares with the beauty and honor He has bestowed upon you and I.