Tag Archive: creation


Snowdrop anemone

“Therefore they shall be like the morning mist or like the dew that goes early away, like the chaff that swirls from the threshing floor or like smoke from a window.”   Hosea 13:3

 

 

“yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.”   Matthew 6:29

 

 

Japanese Maple

“Then I will give you your rains in their season, and the land shall yield its increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit”   Leviticus 26:4

Peony

“The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed according to their own kinds, and trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.”   Genesis 1:12

I work in customer service at a dental office.  We had a front desk meeting one day with the clinic administrator, discussing how things were going and if any changes needed to be made.  At this particular meeting one of the doctors wanted to sit in, pay for lunch – which was an I Spy God all in itself – and answer any questions we might have about procedures or anything dentistry related.

The meeting went well; I wasn’t in too much trouble… again, another I Spy God moment…when I asked the doctor about root canals, how they work, what transpires, etc…  The doctor’s answer surprised me.

He began to explain the procedure:

“A tooth is hollow, like our bones, and is composed of several layers; enamel, dentin and pulp.  Enamel is the hard outside layer above the gum line.  Dentin is also hard, but beneath the gum line, and contains nerve endings.  Pulp is tissue composed of capillaries, blood vessels, connective tissue, nerve fibers, cells and root, and is what warns us of an issue by transmitting pain.I numb the area of the infected tooth with anesthesia and then make a small hole through the enamel and dentin to remove the pulp.  Then place a rubbery filling into the tooth root to seal off the tooth from bacteria.Then, should a root canal fail and an implant needed, I would screw a titanium implant into the jaw, which the bone and tissue adhere to holding the implant in place as well as decreasing the likelihood of bone loss…”

… as he continued talking, it became more and more clear how awesome our God is!!

This God who flung the stars into space;

“There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for star differs from star in glory.”   1 Corinthians 15:41

“Lift your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one, and calls them each by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.”   Isaiah 40:26

This God who speaks things into existence;

“And God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light.”   Genesis 1:3

This God created such gigantic, amazing things also created the tiniest molecule and put careful thought and detail into just creating this tooth!

“Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, who formed you from the womb: “I am the LORD, who made all things, who alone stretched out the heavens, who spread out the earth by myself,”   Isaiah 44:24

He created its nerves and roots to warn us if something is wrong.

“You clothed me with skin and flesh, and knit me together with bones and sinews.”   Job 10:11

He gave dentists wisdom to clean out the roots and salvage the tooth, and created the bone and tissue to adhere to a titanium implant as if it were the tooth itself, if that’s what was needed.

“And Jesus answered and said to them, “It is not those who are well who need a physician, but those who are sick.”   Luke 5:31

“Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there?…”   Jeremiah 8:22a

Oh my word, talk about listening to God explain His creation through this doctor… down to the slightest detail!

“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.”   Psalm 139:13-14

Amazing.

“He made the moon to mark the seasons; the sun knows its time for setting.”   Psalm 104:19

I am blown away.  My blog, these measly, amateur scribblings of how I see God working in my life, was mentioned yesterday in a Lovebug‘s take of her most favorite blogs to flutter to!  I am absolutely humbled and in awe.

Not an hour before, I wondered if God really wanted me to write. I have been trying to raise money to attend a writer’s conference for several months now.  God has helped me raise nearly 70% of the total funds needed, but the $300 still left to pay is due next Tuesday.

{gulp.}

Then I got news that the flexible spending account I had through my employer had been canceled and I no longer qualify for the program because my hours at work have been significantly reduced.  Due to this sudden change, any funds I put toward my account have been forfeited, and now any chiropractic, optical, or major dental work will have to be paid out of pocket.  An expense that was surely not planned or expected.

{gulp.}

That was it…I lost it.  All the money I’ve been putting into that account from my paycheck, money we could’ve used for groceries, gas, lots of other needs, was gone.  I began thinking that perhaps this is God telling me He doesn’t want me to go to the conference after all, especially when it’s going to cost even more money just to travel there, when we could be using that money for better purposes…instead of me chasing a crazy dream.

I voiced my concern to a friend of mine when God reassured me through her response: “The Benny card has nothing to do with the conference.  God knew this would happen and He knows how you will get to the conference.  It will just make it more awesome!”

Then, God placed a beautiful reminder on another friend’s Facebook page:

Then, a Lovebug’s encouragement in her post Hey all You Bloggers…: “I have met some awesome bloggers and it still amazes me with all the wonderful things I read and come across.”  She even mentioned that my blog was her “inspiration dosage.”

Unbelievable.

It is amazing how God works in our lives. How just at the right time He sends a word of encouragement through a friend,

Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up!”   Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

unveils His artistry in a sunset,

comforts us in a hug,

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”   Psalm 46:1b

reveals His power in a storm,

smiles as we enjoy a warm cup of coffee,

“These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.”   John 15:11

uncovers His creativity in a flower,

and laughs when we finally understand and are in shock and awe of His amazing love, provision, and grace.

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.”   James 1:17

I love writing, receive great joy in it, and would absolutely be satisfied to just write my prayers and share my silly little stories with my family and friends.

But I pray that God uses the stories He gives me to allow even one person to see Him in a new light; that His amazing love is revealed, that eyes are opened to the truth of His Word, that He is seen as colorfully and amazing as I see Him, and that He receives all the glory from it.

“He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding; he reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with him.”   Daniel 2:21-22

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