The Bible tells us that if we do not worship … nature will. I am reminded of this every time I drive past this awesome telephone pole and wire covered in creeping vines. I can not help but see Jesus standing there with outstretched arms.
Sometimes I see those arms as an embrace, one to run into and rest secure in the arms of a Saviour who loves, cares for and protects me. Other times I am reminded of Christ on the cross, and how the all-powerful creator of the universe allowed His arms to be stretched out and nailed to a cross … so that He could show me he loves me, cares for me and protects me. Either way, it is comforting to me!
15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. 17And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. 19For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, 20and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.
20For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.