A man and his wife went on vacation. He took hundreds of pictures, which his wife showed to her friends and co-workers when they got back.
Invariably, people would tell the woman, “Wow, your husband must have a really nice camera!”
When she reported this him, he was very disappointed. He wanted people to acknowledge what a good photographer he was, not what a good camera he had.
He ranted to his wife: “Why do people do this? Nobody looks at a painting and says, ‘Nice brushes!’ Nobody looks at a skyscraper and says, ‘Nice drafting table!’
Nobody looks at a sculpture and says, ‘Nice chisel!’ What’s wrong with these people?”
It felt good to get that off his chest. Then his wife reminded him, “So, how often do you look at creation and say, ‘Nice work, God'?”
So often, we give thanks
for God’s blessings rather than giving thanks
to God Himself.
The Bible says this about people who reject God:
For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but
they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. (Romans
When we see the glory of God’s creation, or when we experience the joy of His goodness and faithfulness to us, we must look beyond the blessing to the One who has
blessed, beyond the creation to the Creator.
Take some time to give God praise for who He is and what He has done.
Have a great day, and keep moving forward!
Posted on 03/03/2014
by Dr. Stephen Rummage filed under