A Beautiful but Broken World

As we look at the beauty of nature around us we rejoice as it is such a lovely world. We travel thousands of miles to see the wonders, the Grand Canyon, Japan in blossom time, Nigeria Falls and snow -capped mountains. But we don’t need to travel the world, the beauty is right here on our door-step. We see the wonderfully formed daisy in our own lawns or the robin accompanying us as we garden. We see the trees, bursting into leaf in the spring, giving us shade in the summer, adorned in colour in autumn and with skeletal beauty in winter.

But we also admit we live in a broken world. There are wars, unnecessary killings, greed and terrible tragedies. A look at television or the papers portray only too clearly unbelievable horrors in all parts of the world. But that is not the final chapter. We have just celebrated the coming of Jesus. God is writing the final chapter. Eventually all will be light and joy, darkness will be vanquished. ‘He promises peace to His people.’ Psalm 85:5