What is your favorite verse? People ask me this question all the time, and normally, I answer with my "go to" favorite verse, Galatians 1:10. But, recently, I have reflected on what verse really means the most to me. A verse that captures all of God's power, glory, and love. A verse that inspires me every time I hear it.
My absolute favorite verse is ECCLESIASTES 3:11, "He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end." WOW !!! This verse gives me the chills every time I hear it !!
The thing about me is that I have this insane love for traveling, and this verse correlates hand and hand with everything God has revealed to me through the spectacular places I have visited. Every time I get to take a moment in God's creation, I am in complete awe. I just can't wrap my head around the fact that God alone thought of each minuscule detail about this world & then created all of it in just 6 days !!! It is literally insane. Think about it...
He created different individual species with drastically different working bodies. He created plants & all of their intricate details. He created thousands upon thousands of beautiful fish in the sea. He created the ability for creatures to become camouflage, so they can survive in the wild. He created the sun, planets, universe, etc. etc. etc. And, he created us. Just take a moment and realize how miraculous we are. The intricacy of everything God created BLOWS MY MIND & makes me realize how amazing God truly is !!
"He has also set eternity in the human heart". My interpretation of this part of Ecclesiastes 3:11 is that all humans have an understanding & longing for eternity. God has placed a strong desire of forever in every single one of us, and it cannot be filled by things of this world. This desire is what compels humans to place their hope in unfulfilling human made gods. But, the almighty creator, God, is the ONLY one who truly satisfies. God cares and loves for each and every person & desires a relationship with His children...what or who else can give you a never ending, fulfilling love like this? That's right! No one. Humans will always make mistakes, and they will never learn to love perfectly. We let people down, and our love sometimes fails. On the other hand, the things of this world always leave us empty and unfulfilled. And, lastly, man made gods do not love like our God. Our God is the one true God. Because He wants us to be with Him forever, He offers us eternity with Him. WOAHHHHH !!! Who wouldn't want to accept that crazy amazing love!?
"No one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end". For me, this claims that man cannot completely understand all of what God has done. God's power is baffling to the human mind & is SO AMAZING !! He is outside your window, and he is also in you !! Take a walk outside and notice God's glory and power. His creation speaks...all you have to do is listen.