Currently, I am reading through Leviticus. When I cam to the Tabernacle, my first thoughts were, “Here we go again” with all the details about how to make it. The LORD gave Moses the details and then he shared those details with all the workers and skilled craftsmen as to how it was supposed to be prepared. It includes down to the number of rings to hold the curtains, like 50 on this side and 50 on that side, etc. The colors Gold, Blue, Purple and Scarlet are constantly mentioned.
Details, details, details. I stopped grumbling when I thought about how the LORD in His creative acts was so, “detailed.” Much of the Bible gives us details about God, the Lord, and the Holy Spirit.It is one of God’s attributes that He is so omnipotent, omniscient, understanding, etc. because He does know all the “details.”
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, (Romans 1:20 NKJV)
We are told to look around us to observe creation and we can see His attributes. Think of just the birds. Are they not each different and made with so much detail. So, here is my attempt to share with you some of the neatly “detailed” birds in a slideshow. My first thoughts were of the Mandarin Duck with its lines and marks. Looks like a paintbrush was used by the Hand of our Creator. I have been trying to think of a bird that is gold, blue, purple and scarlet, but so far, it allude me. (The Mandarin Duck is close)
This slideshow is only featuring the colors and feather designs, but how about all the bills, feet, and other aspects of the birds? Enjoy these beautiful birds. (Thanks to all those who took the photos also.)
(I hardly got to the Passerines. Sorry)
Really, really great post, Lee. And isn’t it true that we often start reading certain sections of God’s Word that have always seemed “boring,” only to discover — on maybe our 100th time through — that this one passage gives us a revelation of something so precious about the Lord or His work that we would have missed if we had let “boredom” keep us from reading that passage one more time? It’s happened to me, for sure, and I’m so grateful to God for “pushing” me to read it right at the moment I could receive the revelation.
These are so gorgeous I’m sharing this post on my Facebook page. I have many friends who love photos of birds and animals.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts and the post. It is amazing how the Lord gives us something each time we read a passage.