“One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts. I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works.” (Psalm 145:4-5)
Maria’s father had surprised her by taking her to visit an aquarium. Maria could hardly believe all the wonderful things she saw there. In one tank were some white fish called “flounder” that could disguise themselves. They would lie flat on the sandy bottom of the tank, blending perfectly with the white sand so that all you could see was their eyes. In another tank were some sea creatures called “cone jellies.” They floated gracefully through the water, and each one had a little light glowing inside of it. Some fish had beautiful bright colors. Some had funny long snouts. And some had feathery-looking fins that swished about them like a lady’s ruffly skirt.
“Dad,” said Maria, “How did God think up so many different kinds of fish to make?”
“It would be hard for us to think up all those fish, wouldn’t it?” said Dad. “But not for our great Creator. He never runs out of ideas for making new things.”
“Some of these fish live way down in the ocean where no one ever sees them,” said Maria.
“You’re right. Why do you think God put them there?”
Maria shrugged her shoulders. “I don’t know. Why?”
Dad leaned closer to a tank to watch an angelfish swimming through a little tunnel of coral. “He says in His Word that all things are created for His pleasure–and that all His works praise Him. So at least one reason He put those fish deep in the ocean is just for His own enjoyment and glory.”
God’s creation is just one of the many wonderful works He has done. Some of His works are recorded in His Word. Some of them are things He has done in the lives of people in history. And some of them are things He has done in our own lives. When we notice His works and praise Him for them, we bring Him glory.
God has done many wonderful works, and He is honored when we notice them and give Him praise.
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