November 06, 2023 – 11/06/2023

11 – Heroes Rising

6 – The Flesh of Man

Colossians 1:16 (NKJV) – For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones, or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.

Have you ever questioned why God made the things He made? Well, the answer is that He creates the things He enjoys and loves! That includes us! No matter how rough things may seem during this season, know that God does all things for your good and His glory.

Declaration: All things are created by God, but I am His crowning glory because He gave Jesus Christ, His only Begotten Son, so that I’d be reconciled to Him!




My friends! Have you ever just sat and watched the world around you, enjoying all the little things God Almighty made for us to enjoy and express His great love towards us? I often think about the beauty of the natural world, even in its fallen state, and wonder what life would have been like had Adam and Eve not listened to the voice of the serpent. Everything the Lord has made is by design, even to the smallest particle of an atom.


His glory is seen all throughout creation! It just cannot be ignored. Romans 1:20 says, For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse…

Friends, by simply observing the intricacy and complexity of the brilliant design of creation all around us, we are without excuse in coming to the knowledge of God. His invisible characteristics and nature are made visible through the mother hen and how she cares for her chicks–Matthew 23:37, “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing!”


Through the care of the birds of the air–Matthew 6:26, “Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?”

And take a look at the flowers of the field– Matthew 6:28-30, “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labour or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendour was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you – you of little faith?”


One of my favorite memories is sitting with my Papa on his back porch. We were enjoying each other’s company when he pointed out a tree in his backyard. “Every year, that tree is the last to lose its leaves, and the first to get them back in the Spring. What do you think that means, Hoss?”

I felt the Spirit of the Lord as I answered back with no hesitation, “Papa, I know what that is. It’s that Scripture, the last shall be first, and the first last! “I think you’re right, Hoss. I read that Scripture this morning.”


Friends, all of creation glorifies the God Almighty! It is constantly crying out of His goodness, His love, His mercy. And you and I, being His crowning glory of all things made, should be just as obvious a visual of who He is–living epistles, imitators of our Lord Jesus Christ.


Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

Matthew 5:16 (NKJV)