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Why Watch the Clouds Float By? - A Lesson and a Poem

Timothy is a writer and artist who enjoys writing poetry, stories and articles. Timothy earned his BS in psychology from Albright College

Why should you watch the clouds float across the sky? As children you probably laid on your back in the grass and watched the clouds roll across the sky. If you're like many children who cloud gaze your probably tried ti name the shapes you saw. "Look that cloud looks like a dog." or "No. that clearly is a giraffe."

Clouds are interesting if you truly take the time to gaze at them. However, the clear answer to the question, "why gaze up at the clouds that float across the sky?", is that they are one of God’s wondrous creations. Each cloud is unique In form and pattern just as each human creation is unique in personality and look.

While many people dispute God’s creation of the world, the Bible in many places states that God created everything even the clouds. Here are several Bible verses that elude to God being the great creator.

  • Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning created the Heavens and Earth.“

    What more needs to be said. It clearly states, “God created,” everything.
  • Job 38:4, “Where we’re you when I laid the foundation of the earth?“

    In this verse God throws some shade at Job, "Where were you when I created everything. huh." That's right Job you weren't even around yet.
  • John 1:3, “All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.“

    Even in the New Testament John declares that, "All things were made through, "Him" The Him being Jesus who over and over again declared He was God
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The question then needs to be asked, "Why did God create everything?"

In Genesis God created "Everything" in order to have a place for His more treasured creation, Man.

Starting in Genesis 1:26 God says, "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. ... Have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and all the living things that move on the earth." God looked at everything he had made, and he found it very good."

Not getting into who the, "Us" here is, starting in this verse God talks about His creation as the place for man to reside in, to treasure, to see the awe in all He Created.

As stated before the man reason to look up at the clouds is to wonder in God's amazing creation

Psalm 19:1, "To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork"


Hebrews 11:3. "By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible."

When I see the clouds
soaring high and higher
soft and bright gliding
along in the sky
I think of the hands
that knitted them together

The caring soft hands
Hands from before old
to make the earth and
to mold man

Amazingly God worked
with love and care
with design and purpose
then and now
to enact His plan
the earth and all that
exists
clouds included
here it is

Who can make such
a wondrous miracle
as clouds
who but God
can forge the earth
forge the human spirit

Clouds reaching skyward
to the Heavens
to show us God

When I see the clouds
soaring high and higher
soft and bright gliding
along in the sky
I think of the hands
that knitted them together

Now you know, "God created everything," to point us towards Him. When you gaze around you should see God's handiwork everywhere.

© 2012 Timothy Whitt

Comments

Timothy Whitt (author) from New Jersey on June 19, 2012:

Thanks for the comment.

Shining Irish Eyes from Upstate, New York on June 19, 2012:

I am truly touches by the comparison of "the hands that knitted them together". That is extremely creative and original.

Wonderful write. voting awesome and beautiful.