Through a spiritual lens—'WONDERFUL STRUCTURES'

Here is a great example of how we benefit and learn from the wonderful structures and variety of God's creation—an image I took in the glass covered atrium of a new upscale resort, not far from where I live in Florida. It struck me that, despite the impressive construction of these girders and windows, they simply mimicked the beauty, grace, and strength of the palm fronds below.

We like to think of ourselves as builders, as creators of structures, art, and ideas. Often, it seems that we originate these ideas, but to paraphrase Ecclesiastes, "There's nothing new under the sun."

In many cases, what has been created is a variation on what has come before. We borrow, digest, become inspired, design anew, and create a variation on a theme. For me, this never-ending cycle demonstrates the vibrant and infinite supply of intelligence and creativity that comes from God, which we all can show forth in our daily lives.

Peter Anderson
Orlando, Florida

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