Monday, January 31, 2011

It’s a Wonderful World

I remember the first time I saw the flowers pictured above. I was amazed because I’d never seen anything like them. They looked strange to me and they looked plastic from a distance. It was only when I took this photo that I realised they don’t have a waxy shine, but a soft fur.

My mind boggles at the thought of all the amazing and wonderful things our Lord has created. There is so much variety, so much beauty, in this world. When we grow arrogant enough to think we understand all that He created, He shows us something new and reminds us we can’t even begin to understand.

These flowers took my breath away. What takes your breath away and reminds you of God’s wonder?

25 comments:

Pamela said...

I think trees take my breath away more than any other thing He's created. It's because God allows them to change their clothes with the season!

Amazing flowers.

Sandy said...

I am easily awed by God's
creation. I love the birds,
flowers and trees. Then I
look at my children and pets
and realize it's man and
animals that surpass even
the beautiful plant kingdom.
We are created in His image
and nothing compares.
I thought the flowers were
plastic too. Really lovely.

Carol Riggs said...

That's a great photo! They DO look kinda fuzzy, how cool. The things in creation are definitely breathtaking. I saw a perfectly blue sky with crisp white clouds the other day. Neat, especially in the middle of winter!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

The moon.
The fact my wife loves me.
And the platypus. I mean really - what a unique creature!

sunnycalgirl said...

Nature, pregnancy and childbirth, and most important God's love for me..

sunnycalgirl said...

ps lovely little flower. What is it called?

Lynda Young said...

sunnycalgirl, I was hoping no one would ask me the name of the flowers because I have no idea what they are called.

sunnycalgirl said...

Funny! Let's just call them Purdy Pinks! lol!

Rita said...

Just nature in general takes my breath away. I have a post ready for the absolutely wonderful things He has given us! Is He not good? Those flowers are stunning. I used to sing a song to my children that goes, "Oh who can make a flower? I know I can't can you? Oh who can make a flower? No one but God, it's true!"

Just Be Real said...

Yeah they do look a bit plastic. You are right Lyn. Regardless, God's perfect creation as well.

Finally Free said...

Very Beautiful.

Blessings,
Tammy

Kim-Stuff could always be worse said...

Things like these flowers take my breath away too! How could anyone not believe in God? with such perfection...

Deborah Ann said...

Those flowers are so dainty and frail...and gorgeous. They really do take my breath away. Everything God makes has that effect on me. Especially the human body..all the intricate and complicated details...who is like God?

Jenn @ Spejory said...

On a recent vacation to Colorado, we were driving down a mountain road and decided to park the car and just start hiking. We hadn't gone far when we came across an amazing canyon with a river at the bottom. It was so high and so beautiful, it took my breath away. It's like God had placed it there just for us. We still refer to it as our "secret canyon." That was the first thing that came to my mind when I read this post.

ali said...

Aw, this is beautiful! How happy am I that you stopped by and introduced me to your blog!

Today, I was amazed by my son's prayer. He is ten and a half and should be concerned all about himself. And yet in his prayer (he gave the family prayer) he asked that I'll be blessed in my writing, and his dad blessed in his work and that his brother will have a good day at school tomorrow. It just made my heart swell because I know this boy is a child of god and I am so grateful for him.

((hugs))

They call me "Deb" said...

Those little flowers look a lot like 'frosting flowers' that we'd see on a cake! They look good enough to eat. lol
I am most in awe of nearly everything in God's creation. The waves and the sea with it's crashing rhythm of sound and ever-changing, swirling colors as it hits and washes into and over the warm sand. The mist and surrealness of the mountains and the deep, cool sights and sounds of the forest. The stars and the way the multiply the longer we stare up at them. Just everything! It all points to a Creator who loves us with ever-lasting love.
Good question!!
Blessings,
Deb

Victoria Dixon said...

I love observing nature like this. The picture's lovely. I think those things that take my breath away are when you come across an unexpected problem that will be utterly devastating and find that God has something in wait to help you. Last year, my daughter had several rotting teeth and had to have them removed. The pediactric dentist wouldn't do the surgery without half the cost paid up front in cash and we didn't have it. Then I received my bonus (I barely got one the previous year and wasn't sure about it at the time.) It was the precise to-the-$ amount of her surgery.

Lynn said...

I was going to ask you what the flowers were called, too but saw your above response! Maybe God will reveal the answer for us soon.
The rocky mountains reminds me of the awesomeness of our God.

Hold my hand: a social worker's blog said...

Beautiful picture!
I love sunsets...

Doris

Connie Arnold said...

The beauty and variety of flowers reminds me of God's wonder. I'm extremely fascinated when visiting an aquarium and seeing all the marvelous creatures that live underwater and we usually don't see and that God has created with beauty and variety as well.

Relyn said...

Oh, so many things make me just stop and thank God for the beauty He has surrounded us with. These flowers stunned me, too. Also, flowing water always makes me sing praises.

the ocean, the moon, the bare lacy branches of winter trees, my daughter's face...

D. U. Okonkwo said...

Hi Lyn

Thanks for visiting my blog. I see that you're from Sydney. Do you go to Hillsong by any chance? I go to the one here in London and love it! :o)

Lynda Young said...

Hi, D U
Hillsong is about an hour and a half drive away from where I live so, no, I've not actually gone to see them. I have a few of their CDs though :)

Zev said...

Wow. What sort of photos are these with a fine fuzz?

http://swordsintoplows.blogspot.com

Lynda Young said...

Zev, um do you mean what kind of flowers? I don't know their name, sorry.