All Creation Declares His Glory
If I had no tongue,
I would dance for you like the rising sun.
And when that day comes and I see your face.
I will shout your endless, glorious praise.
-Lyrics from Colton Dixon “You Are”
On a recent trip to Arizona, I was fascinated by the Saguaro cactus. It is considered the tree of the Sonoran desert. An endangered species of plant, it grows slowly but to great heights (up to 60 feet tall!). This is the cactus we sometimes associate with old western movies, standing solitary in the desert with arms outstretched; as if pleading for some kind of moisture. It is said that it can take up to 100 years for a Saguaro to grow these arms.
These majestic cacti remind me of the Christ life; in many ways similar to the oaks of righteousness that God calls us as Christians to be. A strong, deeply-rooted people with outstretched arms -- reaching up in need, desire and worship to the God that chose us to be His.
Isaiah 61:3b, “So they will be called oaks of righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.”
As the sun shone on my face at sunset in the desert and I took in the silhouettes of the Saguaros with outstretched arms, the Son shone on me as well and I couldn’t help but worship the Creator as I took in His marvelous creation. Although voiceless and ordained to live in a ...