When you stand by a tree, do you think that the tree is beautiful in its color, design and artistry? If you can see the beauty of this tree, then why would you ever think you are not 100 times more beautiful in the eyes of your Creator?
This tree cannot lavish God with love from its free will, since it has no free will.
It is true that the tree gives glory to God by existing and being beautiful in the eyes of God, but it cannot honor its Creator with words of love and affection.
The tree is animate in life and inanimate in will, much like the sun, moon and the stars. God loves His creation, but His greatest creation is you! So, why don’t you show your good Creator that you are His greatest creation by acting like He wants you to? You see, God gave you and me free will for a purpose and that purpose is to be able to reach out and love He that created you. The tree cannot do that. It can only reflect the glory of God, not glorify God through free will and true love.
Be what God has created you to be. Be His greatest creation and continuously love Him by expressing your free will to love Him, regardless of what sin you have committed. God loves you so much more than the tree, sun, moon and stars that it is mind boggling how such a powerful Being could love such a child like yourself. But you are His beautiful child and He adores you! Never stop trying to love your Father. Your weaknesses are given to you for a purpose and that is to make you realize that you must humble yourself before your Creator, so that He can reside with you, a humble heart.
Those that are lost are those that never try to love their God. They spend their days loving themselves and never realize the purpose of their existence. Be wise, be prudent and practice loving He that created you.
About the Author
Mark Sanford is a retired communications specialist living in Austin, Tx. He and his wife both believe in the benefits of good mind and body through spiritual and physical exercise.