Monday, March 1, 2010

Thankful For Creation


Palliated Woodpecker flying in our backyard during the last snow storm.
















"And GOD created the great sea monsters, and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed after their kind, and every winged bird after it's kind: And GOD saw that it was good." Genesis 1:21 NAS

Today, I celebrate the beauty in GOD's creation. Bara (create) means God created the universe out of nothing (V 21,27). From "nothing" GOD created immensely detailed and rich creatures. I stand amazed and I praise HIM daily, as I look upon HIS creation.

Enjoying HIS beauty,

Andrea

55 comments:

Denise said...

Amen.

Just Breathe said...

Beautiful woodpecker. They can be loud when they peck! Love the colors.

Cathy said...

Amen! I love God's awesome creation.

Samantha said...

Amen. Such a beautiful woodpecker.
God is so good !

Rita said...

And amazing His creation is! We had a beautiful hawk land in our neighbor's tree. He let me walk almost up to him before he flew. He was wonderful.

Beth E. said...

What a beautiful picture! Thanks for sharing it with us.

homeschool101 said...

Beautiful picture. Thanks for sharing. How are David and Amden doing? Keeping you all in my prayers! Have a wonderful week! ;)

Madison said...

So many days we take it all for granted. Thanks for the reminder.

Just Be Real said...

Amen Andrea. Woodpeckers are awesome, noisy, birds. Thanks for this inspiring message. Blessings.

sarah said...

oooooh. love this...and a sign of spring. I stand amazed with you...in His awesome creation...

Karen said...

What a great picture! God's creation is so amazing.

christy rose said...

Are you serious? That bird was in your backyard!! That is awesome!!

Just Playin' said...

For me it's cardinals. I think God sends them to me sometimes when I need to see Him. It's what I think, and I'm sticking to it!

Goose Hill Farm said...

Good morning, Andrea~

Every morning when I wake up, I am in AWE of this beautiful world around us that our God has created.

Sometimes when I look at the mountains surrounding us here in the Valley, I cry thinking, WOW.....He did ALL this! It is very humbling!

Blessings, sweet friend~
Laura

Saleslady371 said...

Now this is the way to start a day! Great pic.

Loren said...

What beauty! I celebrate with you! Our God is Awesome

Love you so much

Holly said...

How beautiful!

God's beauty is AMAZING.

Nancy said...

How I love "Bara", create out of nothing. It's one of my favorite concepts. Only God could do that.

Rebecca said...

That "something out of nothing" thought just keeps spinning in my mind.

God truly is in a category all by Himself! His beauty is one-of-a-kind; His creation unmatched.

Jackie said...

I stand in awe of His amazing creation!! We can behold His handiwork everywhere.....What an amazing God is He!!!

Luv and Sweet Blessings!
Jackie

Heart2Heart said...

Andrea,

I can only imagine just how wonderful it is to have that beautiful woodpecker within viewing of your home.


Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Maria I. Morgan said...

Great picture and awesome thoughts about our Creator! He IS amazing! God bless!

lisasmith said...

came to catch up a bit. love your "dolphin" story; your husband is a wise man.

also i am praying without ceasing for your family, andrea. i can just picture heaven's gates when they see us coming. =)

Tracy said...

There are few things that make me feel as close to God as being in His creation and appreciating the beauty.

Being Me said...

Lovely thoughts, thank you for the constant reminders to appreciate life...

Nezzy said...

Great shot of the Pilliated Woodpecker. We have many variations of woodpeckers here on the Ponderosa by I've never spotted a Palliated. Yep, God created everything that is good. AMEN!

Ya'll have a fantastically blessed day, sweetie!!!

destrella said...

Beautiful! :O)

He & Me + 3 said...

What a beautiful picture. Just gorgeous.
Hugs,
Mimi

Auntie Cake said...

Hi Andrea,
I was thinking about you and wondering how everything was going. Hope sweet little Amden is on the mend!
Kate

Renee' said...

Oh that is so cool, I have not seen our woodpecker lately :(

Jeanette Levellie said...

I so agree. He is amazing. You are amazing. I am amazing.

Thanks for reminding us of this.

Love you, dear sister,
Jen
Audience of ONE

Nel said...

Love the picture... beautiful! But then again it is one of God's!

until next time... nel

Lori Mazzola said...

Absolutely beautiful!
We are still praying for everyone! :)

Edie said...

I stand amazed with you Andrea!
Much love to you!

Julie Gillies said...

What a beautiful photo, especially with the snowy background, Andrea.

Just last week as my husband and I drove into our neighborhood a red-headed woodpecker soared right in front of our windshield. It took my breath away!

Jenny said...

Amen, beautiful picture...I have a license plate on the front of my car that says In The Beginning God Created It All :)

ATTIC CLUTTER said...

Oh I like that(:)
hugs,patty

Aine Willis said...

That is a beautiful picture!

sonja said...

This reminded me of a special I saw on tv tonight, one certain sea creature, and how it lives and breathes and protects itself and finds food, etc. It is truly amazing when we think of the many thousands of creatures God created, all function differently. Actually, it just boggles my mid! What a creator!!

Hugs!

Sonja

Alleluiabelle said...

Dearest Andrea,

Oh how I do love God's beautiful creations and to capture it as you have here...BEAUTIFUL...just as you are my friend...one of his BEAUTIFUL creations.

Love you,
Alleluiabelle

KathyB. said...

Andrea, I love the verse quoted in this post, and also many corresponding verses in the book of Job. I never cease to marvel at how many creatures God has made that we are still discovering, and how many others have passed into extinction, but DID exist, as did the monsters of old and Leviathan. Awesome, amazing, humbling, our God is an awesome God isn't He?

Kwana said...

Thank you for the lovely picture and words.

GrammyGoo said...

Wow that is incredible Andrea....
Blessings, GG

Joyce said...

We just saw one of these Saturday afternoon as we were chatting in our neighbors drive. I love birds..we've got so many in our feeder this winter. Recently four bluejays have made an appearance. So far they are behaving : )

Seeking Grace on the Narrow Path said...

Bara . . . God created the world from nothing. Thanks for sharing that word with me today.
Beautiful bird photo too!!!
Bren

Tea With Tiffany said...

Love the beauty of nature. Birds capture my attention. I feed them. :) They remind me of God's care over all creatures, big and small.

Pet said...

Thank you for sharing. I love nature and I am thankful for you. Praying for Amden and David.
God bless.

HeartsMakeFamilies said...

Every morning I wake up and wonder what beauty God has in store for me. I'm glad you saw yours.

Jo said...

Beautiful pictures, dear Andrea, with an equally beautiful verse.

You always hit the nail right on the head: simple, lovely and to the point and I adore you for it.

Your faith comes through in your writing and the wonder of your photos and enlightens us all blessed enough to be your blog friends.

Peace and serenity,
~Jo

Kristie said...

There is so much beauty in God's creation-it is amazing! :-)

Beth in NC said...

What a beautiful woodpecker. We are blessed to be able to SEE God's creation.

Love,
Beth

RCUBEs said...

So beautiful...Just want to come by real quick and leave a warm hello to you sis as I have been busy lately. Just want to let you know I'm keeping you in thoughts and prayers. God bless you always.

Faith Imagined said...

I am enjoying His beauty along with you!!!!

Prayer Girl said...

A very beautiful picture depicting just one of the beautiful creatures of God's creation.

PG

Nana Jul said...

Right down to every little detail! What a Creator we can call Father!!
Thankful with you Andrea!
Love,
Julie