The scripture for today, October 26, is 1st Corinthians 10:26 as found in the New Testament of the Bible:
“For ‘The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it.’ “
This is a thanksgiving scripture. The beautiful part of God’s creation is that he left a lot of it undone for us to finish. After all, we are created in his likeness.
He left the stones and clay in the ground so that we could dig it up and build cities. He left the wool on the sheep so we could shear it and make warm garments. He left the trees growing tall so we could hew them and build barns and houses. He left the gravel in the ground so we could harvest it and build roads. He left the ore in the ground so we could mine it and make sky scrapers, airplanes, ships, trains, automobiles. He left the water in the lakes and seas so we could capture it and create power and transportation ways. He left the beautiful stones unseen so we could dig them up, shape them, polish them, and make beautiful decorations.
Yes, we were created in the likeness of our Creator. He loved to create. So do we. So, whenever we make something good from his creation, we honor him.