The Upper Room 13 February 2024 Devotional: The Wonders of God
Read and Study Today’s The Upper Room Daily Devotional for February 13th, 2024 Message written by John D. Bown (Minnesota, USA). God bless you as you study today! Please share with your friends and loved ones.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
God’s creation is our delight and our responsibility.
Before the mountains were born, before you birthed the earth and the inhabited world — from forever in the past to forever in the future, you are God. – Psalm 90:2 (CEB)
A few years ago, to mitigate the pain of losing my father, I took up painting classes at my church. I did it as a diversion, really. But God knows exactly why and how such circumstances work to benefit our lives.
When I started painting, I learned to take a closer look at all of creation. What joy! I was in awe of the majestic mountains, flowing rivers, and robust forests. Added to this joy was taking a painting class with wonderful people in a setting of fellowship and friendship.
God created all the wonders that surround us and placed them in our care for us to enjoy. As children of God, it is most fitting to praise the Creator with grateful hearts.
Creator of heaven and earth, we praise you for your immense generosity to place all your creation under our stewardship. Teach us to be more grateful and to fulfill our commitment to care for all you have entrusted to us as we pray, “Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. Give us day by day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil” (Lk. 11:2-4, KJV). Amen.