Friday, October 19, 2012

He Could've but He Didn't...


It's Five Minute Friday and I am blogging on the prompt "LOOK" suggested by the Five Minute Friday leader Lisa Jo Baker. Interested in knowing more and joining the gang, go to  http://lisajobaker.com/2012/10/31-days-write-story-day-5-five-minute-friday-welcome/

Five Minute Friday






I walked my dogs early this morning. I looked up into the Denver sky.

I wondered.

He could’ve made the earth a planet that never moved, but He didn’t. Because of His design the stars are always in different places, each night a new painting on a black velvet canvas.

He could’ve made ants stoic, lazy little creatures, but He didn’t.  They teach us about work and persistence. Ant hills are intricate designs of efficiency.

He could’ve made everything one color, but He didn’t. His creativity demands the joy and variety only teal and chartreuse and burnt orange can evoke.

He could've made weather stagnant. One season all year, but He didn’t. Through the alterations in temperature and precipitation, He reveals to our souls how transformation works so when change happens personally, it’s not as shocking. We understand it as part of the process of living.

He could’ve made us with no freedom of choice, but He didn’t. The moments we choose to love Him and to honor Him as Creator and Friend are moments He cherishes.

He could’ve made me organized, solid, and analytical, but He didn’t. He made me the way He wants me, as an individual. Flighty, emotional and creative.  

And deeply in love with Him. He could’ve made His Son to die for my sins and He did. He made a WAY.

I looked up into the Denver sky this morning and I believed. Again. 

9 comments:

1 of the Creekside Team said...

... praising God for His creation with you ...

Linda

Sharita Knobloch said...

Amen sister!! So glad that He could have but He didn't-- what a beautiful view to have! Glad I found you on FMF! Be blessed!

Denise said...

Sweet blessings be upon you sis.

Unknown said...

Robbie, beautiful! I'll have to look up into the night sky later on and remember and say thanks.

Unknown said...

Agh! Robbie, I always do this. That was me, Stacy, the unknown :)

Robbie Iobst said...

Linda, so good to praise God with a sister! :0)

Robbie Iobst said...

Sharita, FMF is wonderful and I thank you for commenting!

Robbie Iobst said...

Denise, And upon you, too! :0)

Robbie Iobst said...

Stacy, of all the things you are not unknown to me! When I read the first comment, I knew it was you!
:0)