MADE WITH LOVE Book Series

This Volume
GOD IN HIS WORKS
Luisa Rodrigues

Copyright © Luisa Rodrigues. All rights reserved.

Nothing more unlike the real character of the Deity can be imagined than the one
that has been generally received of His Nature. It is time now that something more
real and truer should be known of this great power that formed and sustained all
things and who is still framing new worlds and universes of worlds.

In mid-August 2010, European Southern Observatory (ESO) Photo Ambassador, Yuri Beletsky, snapped this photo at ESO’s
Paranal Observatory in Chile. A group of astronomers were observing the centre of the Milky Way using the laser guide star
facility at Yepun, one of the four Unit Telescopes of the Very Large Telescope (VLT)

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Above—Swallow drinking while flying over a swimming pool—Nicolas Sanchez—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0
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Below—Black-crowned night heron—Alain Carpentier—Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported

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Above—Eastern imperial eagle—AngMoKio—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic

Below—Mountaineers leaving the top station of the Aiguille du Midi—Benh Lieu Song—Creative Commons Attribution-Share
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Below—Butterfly—Benjamint444—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

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Above—Nest and chicks of an Australasian pipit—Benjamint444—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

Middle—View from the peak of Mt Feathertop—Benjamint444—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

Below—Three different stages of a common poppy flower—bud, flower and fruit (capsule)—Joaquim Alves Gaspar—Creative
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European paper wasp with a bubble of regurgitated fluid—Joaquim Alves Gaspar—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike
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This Great unknown and unseen Being, so constantly at work, yet never tiring
is in our midst. He pervades all space. He is everywhere and yet He is nowhere.
He is in the highest heavens and He is in the lowest hell. He is all wisdom, love and
knowledge, yet so lowly; not too great to regard and cherish every tiny plant and
flower and yet so great that worlds and universes are evoked from His thought!
God everywhere, yet nowhere. Seeming contradiction and yet perfectly true. He is a
mighty magician, an incomprehensible being, so wise, so great, so good, so full of
love for all things, only to be found in His works, yet never absent from them. In the
manifold gifts He bestows upon us, He is there. On the air we breathe, in the food we
eat, God is manifested.

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Above—Lady Jane tulip at the Chanticleer Garden—© 2007 Derek Ramsey (Ram-Man)—Creative Commons Attribution-Share
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Below—Panoramic view from Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park in California, United States—David Iliff—Creative
Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0

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Above—Black-headed gull in St James' Park, London, England—David Iliff—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0

Below—Skylark with insects in its beak, Lake District near Derwent Water, Cumbria—David Iliff—Creative Commons
Attribution-Share Alike 3.0

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Above—Leaving traces on soft sand dunes in Tadrart Acacus, a desert area in western Libya, part of the Sahara—Luca
Galuzzi | www.galuzzi.it—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0

Below—Wood duck in St James' Park, London, England—David Iliff—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0

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Above—Mount Everest (North Face) as seen from the path to the base camp, Tibet—Luca Galuzzi | www.galuzzi.it—Creative
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Below—Braunvieh in Fuorcla Sesvenna, Engadin, Switzerland—Daniel Schwen—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike
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Rapeseed field near Bavenhausen, Germany—Daniel Schwen—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5

Though myriads and myriads (and yet more myriads multiplied until mind fails
to follow out the idea) of worlds are dependent on Him, yet He sustains
and pervades them with his spirit. Here, there and everywhere, God is. And let Him
create to all eternity still His spirit will extend to these new worlds and His watchful
and loving care will be over them. From the fullness of His own love, He endows
and blesses His creatures. He has no higher happiness than this. His wisdom
creates spheres and peoples them with organic life and gradually develops in each
one higher and higher forms. When a climax is reached, creation stops
but progression goes on and the love-principle comes into more immediate action.
This system of progression, designed by the All-wise at the beginning, is the way
He takes to spread the blessings of His love on the countless myriads He creates.
None will be finally miserable. God could not, would not, have it so. All, however
erring, ultimately emerge from their dark prison houses and realise the beauty
and holiness of the God-principle hidden but not dead within them.

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Above—Three-toed sloth, Cahuita National Park in the south-east of Costa Rica—Christian Mehlführer—Creative Commons
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Middle—Lightning over Toulouse—Sebastien D'Arco; Koba-chan—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic

Below—Bluejay in Algonquin Provincial Park, Canada—Mdf—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

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Above—Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska—Aurora Borealis shines above Bear Lake—Senior Airman Joshua Strang—United
States Air Force

Below—Elakala Waterfalls in the Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia, USA—Forest Wander—Creative Commons
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Above—Reflection on water, Cueva de los Verdes, Canary Islands, Spain—Luc Viatour | www.Lucnix.be—Creative Commons
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This great power that pervades everything is the Essence or God-principle of life
or motion. This subtle Essence is the light of life, a portion of Deity and the
boundless sphere of His power means that He has always been a Creator.
Boundless space, like eternity, has no end, so that creations, like eternity, may go on
forever.
Below—Lake Bondhus (Bondhus Glacier), Folgefonna National Park, Norway—Heinrich Pniok—Creative Commons AttributionNon-commercial-Non-derivative 3.0 (US)

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Above—Hoverflies mating in mid-air—Fir0002 | Flagstaffotos—General Public Licence (GNU) Free Documentation Licence,
Version 1.2

Middle—Coronal mass ejection (CME) erupts on the sun—NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre—Creative Commons Attribution
2.0 Generic

Below—European Bee-eater, Ariège, France—Pierre Dalous—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

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Above—Sarychev Peak erupts on Matua Island—The High Fin Sperm Whale, John—Creative Commons Attribution-Share
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The great centre, the fountain from where this Divine Essence flows is God. Not a
personal being but yet containing and originating in Himself all the qualities, the
passions, the feeling and all the wisdom and love that go to design and form so
many worlds and fill them with such beautiful creations, both animate and inanimate.
Below—Sviati Hory National Park, Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine—Balkhovitin—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0
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Above—An Emperor penguin in Antarctica jumping out of the water—Christopher Michel—Creative Commons Attribution 2.0
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We know there are unnumbered universes and stars to our confined vision
and we know that the fixed stars we look upon from our little earth are, in reality,
centres of other solar systems. All had their origin in the same way from the same
great fount of light—God. And, far more than we can picture, are pursuing their equal
course in regions too remote for us to obtain the slightest glimpse of. It is this
magnetism of Deity, so unseen and unfelt, that brought about the changes that
developed worlds out of darkness. This light, shining in darkness, brought beautiful
creations gradually into existence.
Below—Julia butterflies drinking turtles' tears in Ecuador—amalavida.tv—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0
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Above—Californian condor in flight, photographed from the Navajo Bridge at Marble Canyon—Christopher Michel—Creative
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Middle—Antennata lionfish, Schönbrunn Zoo, Vienna, Austria—Christopher Michel—Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Generic

Below—Horseshoe Bend of the Colorado River, Arizona—Christopher Michel—Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Generic

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Above—Pancake Rocks in Punakaiki, New Zealand, approximately one hour before high tide. The seawater bursts through one
of the blowholes—Christopher Michel—Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Generic

Below—Female Southern hawker emerging from larva skin on an Equisetum stem—Friedrich Böhringer—Creative Commons
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Above—Oxeye daisy, Chanticleer Garden—© 2008 Derek Ramsey (Ram-Man); Chanticleer Garden—Creative Commons
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Below—Pied cormorant in Te Pukatea Bay in Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand—Christopher Michel—Creative
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Above—James' flamingos at Laguna Hedionda in Bolivia—Christopher Michel—Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Generic

If we can realise to our satisfaction what constitutes a flower's fragrance or the lifeprinciple we destroy when we crush an insect, then we may, with equal satisfaction,
find out what constitutes Deity. The same life-principle that pervades the insect and
the flower brought worlds into existence. The God who could make the one could
just as easily make the other. Nothing is impossible with God. The thought of Deity is
the only matter used in the creation of the multitudinous spheres that crowd in
Space. He is all-pervading, all-penetrating and yet all-unknown to each one of us.
But though we do not know Him, we know His works and we know to a certain extent
how they originated. Has He not said God's thoughts are not as man's thoughts;
neither His ways as our ways? God's thoughts are not as our thoughts.
Below—Yellow-eyed penguin in Curio Bay, New Zealand—Christopher Michel—Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Generic

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Above—Bachalpsee in the morning, Bernese Alps—ZachT

The way in which these stupendous works are carried out—the simplicity, beauty
and order of the whole arrangement—is perfect and complete in every part. Below—
Hopetoun Falls, Beech Forest, Otway National Park, Victoria, Australia—David Iliff—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike
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Above—Swaledale ewe on the rolling fells of the Lake District near Keswick, Cumbria, England—David Iliff—Creative
Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

Below—Lily flower—© 2008 Derek Ramsey (Ram-Man); Chanticleer Garden—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0
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Above—Osteospermum cultivar—(c) 2008 Derek Ramsey (Ram-Man)—GNU Free Documentation Licence, Version 1.2

Below—Flowers of the Swamp milkweed—© 2007 Derek Ramsey (Ram-Man)—GNU Free Documentation Licence, Version
1.2

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Above—Monarch butterfly on a Zinnia flower, Aston Township, Pennsylvania—© 2006 Derek Ramsey (Ram-Man)—GNU Free
Documentation Licence, Version 1.2

Below—Monarch butterfly caterpillar feeding on a leaf of the swamp milkweed—© 2007 Derek Ramsey (Ram-Man)—GNU
Free Documentation Licence, Version 1.2

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God, the great first cause of all, sent forth His Light or Essence and bid it work,
animating the chaotic masses of darkness. As this penetrated them, they condensed
and hardened. Still further did the light go on in its work and, after hardening, it
penetrated what it had condensed, broke it up and made other kinds of formations.
This light, this essence, working in and through its great Creator, continued on,
steadily effecting the wondrous changes that led to the present results.
The thought that originated so many and such various beauties retained its central
situation, as the soul does in our bodies, and the light evolved from thought did the
work. Is God thought? He is. But what is thought? Thought is inspiration.
It is the essence or light of God in our souls. In Him, it is much more, much grander,
nobler and diviner. We partake, in a very, very slight degree, of the nature of God's
thoughts in our own thoughts, for through them, He originates whatever we have of
new and novel conceptions on our plane.

Below—The Coast Mountains and polar jet—Canada panorama—Image courtesy of the Earth Science and Remote Sensing
Unit, NASA, Johnson Space Centre

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Above—Flower crab spider on common yarrow, Frankfurt, Germany—Quartl—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0
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God is the impersonation of all wisdom, love and knowledge—so our teachers say—
but He may rather be considered as the source or fount from where these things
flow, for He is certainly not a personal Deity. He can give from his fount all that
is needful to all parts of his many universes and still there will be no lack of supply.
His light pervades all things. It can penetrate into the darkest and deepest
abysses of creation, as well as into the lowest and most degraded human mind.
Below—Blue poison dart frog, Frankfurt Zoo, Germany—Quartl—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

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Above—Steppe eagle in the Falkenhof Feldberg falconry, Germany—Quartl—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0
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Below—Periproctal cone of a black long-spine urchin, Wilhelma, Stuttgart, Germany—Quartl—Creative Commons AttributionShare Alike 3.0 Unported

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Above—Portrait of a blue-and-yellow macaw in the Vogelburg Hochtaunus, Weilrod, Germany—Quartl—Creative Commons
Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

Christianity has always taught that God is a being to be referred to in troubles and
difficulties and that help can be obtained from Him to sustain and support in such
cases. This was good as far as it went. But how far short of the real and tangible
benefits we might obtain from Him if we understood more clearly the true nature
and power of the great unknown and misunderstood principle (or Deity, if you will)
that rules our planet in connection with all other worlds or spheres.
Below—Grey heron in the Osnabrück Zoo, Germany—Quartl—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

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Above—Mandarin fish in the Aquarium-Museum, Liège, Belgium—Luc Viatour—Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic

Below—Red deer in Freyr forest, Han-sur-Lesse, Belgium—Luc Viatour / www.Lucnix.be—Commons Attribution-Share Alike
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North America Nebula as seen in Belgium (Hamois)—Luc Viatour / www.Lucnix.be—Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0
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We are miniature microcosms of the Deity. We are possessed of the same powers,
the same feelings, the same elements for thought, the same undying lifeprinciple, the same capabilities of action and when we have developed higher and
higher in the scale of progression, we likewise may create and multiply creations
from his thought-plane.
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European honey bee on common lavender, Hamois, Belgium (Hamois)—Luc Viatour | www.Lucnix.be—Commons AttributionShare Alike 3.0 Generic

Spirit will be etherealised into still more ethereal spirit and still again refine; over and
over, the purification will be renewed until the God spirit is attained and when this
takes place, we may be said to merge into Deity and become an integral part of the
Divine and mystical Essence and united to it, share and assist, devise and execute
works, as wondrous, as noble, as grand, as beneficent as those we now, from our
low and untaught sphere, admire with awe and veneration.

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Summerfield in Hamois, Belgium—Luc Viatour | www.Lucnix.be—Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Generic

We cannot see God, for He is not a being to be seen but a principle pervading all
space. At the same time, developed humanity will attain to that perfection of holiness
and love when entirely pervaded by this God-principle and merged, as it were, in
Deity. Nothing is impossible to us. The God who formed us as we are foresaw
His creation would rise to this height and become like Him. And we will continue to
accelerate the speed of our progress the higher we advance because more light can
reach us from the great fountain of all progress, the Almighty Framer and Governor
of the universe.
We are designed for higher life and nobler purposes; we have more work to do,
more good to perform, more to receive; we are the crowning creation of God—
the ultimatum—the finishing stroke to our great work on this earth of ours, as we are
on every other.
Humanity is the perfection of all—the animal, the vegetable and the mineral
combined and superior to the whole in possessing the soul or God-principle in us
that is to develop up to the God who gave it.
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Above—Tortoiseshell butterfly on cherry laurel blossoms, Hamois, Belgium—Luc Viatour | www.Lucnix.be—Commons
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Below—Moon jellyfish in the Pairi Daiza aquarium in Belgium—Luc Viatour | www.Lucnix.be—Commons Attribution-Share Alike
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Blacktip reef shark, Aquarian-Museum, Liège, Belgium—Luc Viatour | www.Lucnix.be—Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0
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Red lionfish, Aquarian-Museum, Liège (Belgium)—Luc Viatour | www.Lucnix.be—Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Generic

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Above—Valley View in Yosemite National Park—King of Hearts—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

Below—Old Marina, Mono Lake—King of Hearts—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

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God's mind is unlike ours; His is the mind of all. It is impossible for us to understand
God as He really is. As we progress higher and higher in His light and become more
and more imbued with it, He will still be an unknown God to us, for He is everywhere,
yet nowhere.
Below—Florist’s cyclamen—Masaki Ikeda

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Above—Labyrinth Werschrummschloeff in

Berdorf,

Luxembourg—©

Dietmar

Rabich,

rabich.de—Creative

Commons

Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International

Below—Matterhorn mirrored in Riffelsee—Dirk Beyer—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

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Above—Fairy Kingdom, Saalfeld Fairy Grottoes, Germany—Ansgar Koreng—Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Germany

Below—Hauaneeme Bay, Lahemaa National Park—Ireen Trummer—Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Estonia

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Hopetoun Falls, Beech Forest, Otway National Park, Victoria, Australia—David Iliff—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike
3.0 Unported

With respect to our development from the monkey tribe—we are a combination of all
these different instincts, some in one brute, some in another but all collected
together. We are not formed out of the earth, as the old record says. We did not start
into existence a perfect being but we are the offspring of some other being—we are,
in

fact,

an

offshoot

of

the

monkey tribe. Haven't

all

animals progressed

in the ascending ratio from the first simple mollusca and infusoria? Hasn't vegetation
progressed with them to supply their wants, from the mosses and ferns to our
present fauna and flora? If God so ordained and arranged in his wisdom, for
animals and vegetables, why shouldn't He finish His work with humanity,
his masterpiece? Is it any degradation to humanity that it has developed up to its
present high standard from such a low one? By our beautiful formation, so like and
yet so unlike the animals, we are fitted, admirably fitted, for what we were designed.
Every organ was brought to its highest perfection in us and, in addition, to the
instincts of the animal, reason and a soul were added. Why should this be
impossible to a power who had already done so much? It was the work of ages upon
ages to develop the other forms of life so that we might spring from them, perfected
in body to receive his mental gifts.
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Mustoja Nature Park, Estonia—Janno Loide—Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Estonia

After we had received our endowments, it took ages yet to develop the embryos
in us and show us our own superiority over the animal kingdom. Gradually, the light
entered into our souls. Like a newborn babe, we were unconscious of the gifts
we possessed and ignorant, as a child would now be of their value unless taught by
its parents and tutors—for, we must know that every individual child receives this
God-spirit now, just as much as the first developed ape or man did. Reason is quite
another thing. That, we have cultivated for ourselves. Instinct first supplied its place
but as the soul shone forth in us, higher thoughts and aspirations arose and
we cultivated the intellect into its present state of progress.

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Above—Neptune—NASA

Below—Northern coast of Osmussaar during sunset—Aleksandr Abrosimov—Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0
Estonia

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Lateral view of the Seljalandsfoss Waterfall during sunset, Suðurland, Iceland—Diego Delso—Creative Commons AttributionShare Alike 4.0 International

Lake Spechtensee near Wörschachwald, Styria—Uoaei1—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Austria

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Above—Blue Marble—NASA / Apollo 17 crew—Harrison Schmitt or Ron Evans
Below—View of the crescent moon through the top of the earth's atmosphere—NASA Earth Observatory

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Milky Way at Trona Pinnacles National Landmark, California—Ian Norman (http://www.lonelyspeck.com)—Creative Commons
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God, in all His works, sends down His divine afflatus to us and it pervades all
the extended regions of space and benefits and beautifies wherever it penetrates.

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Above—Three African penguins observed on Boulder Beach near Cape Town, South Africa—Salimfadhley—Creative
Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

Below—Altja river in Lahemaa National Park, Estonia—Margus Opp—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0
International

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Above—Rocks formations and the Dedo de Deus (God's Finger) peak at the Serra dos Órgãos National Park, Rio de Janeiro
state, Brazil—Carlos Perez Couto—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

Below—Great Masterwort found near Mitterbach in Erlaufsee, Lower Austria—Uoaei1—Creative Commons Attribution-Share
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Above—Chital stag attempting to browse on a misty morning in Nagarhole National Park—Yathin S Krishnappa—Creative
Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

Below—Backlit Margarita Island sunset in Las Guevaras, Venezuela—The Photographer

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Above—Horsehead Nebula is a dark nebula in the constellation Orion—Ken Crawford—Creative Commons Attribution-Share
Alike 3.0 Unported

Below—Hohllay (hollow rock) in Berdorf, Luxembourg—© Dietmar Rabich, rabich.de—Creative Commons Attribution-Share
Alike 4.0 International

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Above—Island in Lake Bled in winter, Slovenia, picture taken from Bled Castle—Godvisna at Slovenian Wikipedi—GNU Free
Documentation Licence, Version 1.2

Below—Mirabelle plum blossom, Slaný, Czech Republic—Trachemys—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0
Unported

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Above—The Brocken or Brockenbahn in Winter—Andreas Tille—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International

Below—Cane toad in San Juan Bautista River—The Photographer

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Above—Wentletrap shell—Steve Jurvetson—Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic

And see the beauty, order and love that designed and perfected our earth and its
inhabitants. Read the book of nature with profit and facility and we, ourselves, will be
taught to rightly appreciate His own high eminence in the structure; the crowning and
finishing touch of the vast edifice.

Below—Star formation region Messier 8 often called the Lagoon Nebula—ESO / VVV—Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
International

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Above—HST Orion Nebula—Steve Black
Below—NGC 6960 or the Veil Nebula is a cloud of heated and ionised gas and dust in the constellation Cygnus—Ken
Crawford—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

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Part (~280°) of the starry sky near Brandenburg an der Havel (Germany)—Mathias Krumbholz—Creative Commons AttributionShare Alike 3.0 Unported

To think on God in his works, the multitude and infinity of which should fill our minds
with awe and wondering admiration, exalts and benefits our souls. To dwell on His
greatness brings us more nearly into communion with Him and fills us with a portion
of His own spirit. We are benefitted by the smallest approach we can make to this
mind of God and there is no better method for us to pursue in our endeavours to
progress than studying Him in His works. We may say we cannot understand much
that we see, much that we hear in relation to them. True, we can't. But none are so
ignorant that they cannot see beauty in a flower, a leaf, a human eye or a
human hand and we can do more, for we can all see, not only the beauty but their
appropriateness, their fitness, their adaptedness for their various uses.

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Above—Savault Chapel in Ouroux-en-Morvan, Bourgogne, France—Benh Lieu Song—Creative Commons Attribution-Share
Alike 4.0 International

Below—NASA's New Horizons spacecraft captured this high-resolution enhanced colour view of Pluto on 14 July 2015—NASA
/ JHUAPL / SWRI

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Above—The Milky Way arches across this 360-degree panorama of the night sky above the Paranal Observatory, home of
ESO’s Very Large Telescope—ESO / H.H. Heyer—Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International

Below—Startrails—Thomas Bresson—Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported

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Above—Starburst in NGC 4449—NASA, ESA, A. Aloisi (STScI / ESA) and the Hubble Heritage (STScI / AURA)—ESA / Hubble
Collaboration

Below—Galaxies Gone Wild!—NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage (STScI / AURA)-ESA / Hubble Collaboration and A. Evans
(University of Virginia, Charlottesville / NRAO /Stony Brook University)

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Above—Messier 82. Composite of Chandra, HST and Spitzer images—NASA / JPL-Caltech / STScI / CXC / UofA / ESA /
AURA / JHU

Below—Near colliding NGC 2207 and IC 2163 as seen by the NASA / ESA Hubble Space Telescope—NASA / ESA and the
Hubble Heritage Team (STScI)

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Above—Whirlpool Galaxy (Spiral Galaxy M51, NGC 5194), a classic spiral galaxy located in the Canes Venatici constellation
and its companion NGC 5195—NASA and European Space Agency

Below—NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of the Antennae galaxies (NGC 4038 & 4039)—NASA, ESA and the
Hubble Heritage Team (STScI / AURA)—ESA / Hubble Collaboration

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Above—Centre of the Milky Way Galaxy IV—NASA / JPL-Caltech / ESA / CXC / STScI

Below—Black Hole outflows from Centaurus A—ESO / WFI (Optical); MPIfR / ESO / APEX / A.Weiss et al. (Sub-millimetre);
NASA / CXC / CfA / R.Kraft et al. (X-ray)—Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International

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Above—Martian sunset—Spirit at Gusev crater—NASA's Mars Exploration Rover

Below—Hubble Space Telescope image of the R136 super star cluster near the centre of the 30 Doradus Nebula, also known
as the Tarantula Nebula or NGC 2070—NASA, ESA, F. Paresce (INAF-IASF, Bologna, Italy), R. O'Connell (University of
Virginia, Charlottesville) and the Wide Field Camera 3 Science Oversight Committee

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Can anything be more wonderfully and judiciously contrived than the eye? So
delicately organised to receive impressions from surrounding objects; at the same
time, so carefully protected from injury by its judicious position in the head and its
covering lid and eyelashes? Didn't the thought that originated it show the highest
wisdom? And can't we find profit and pleasure combined in thinking on these things?
Or are we so accustomed to the offices and appearance of this organ that we have
ceased to regard it? If so, let us refresh our ideas on this point by visiting some
institution for the blind and we'll then see more plainly the blessing we enjoy, without
appreciating its possession.
Then our hand—have we ever thought of its varied uses, its beautiful adaptedness to
the numerous offices it is required to perform? Or have we allowed that also to pass
by unheeded, playing out its part in regular and methodic manner, as we might
require its services—our willing docile slave to do our bidding, while we, entirely
unconscious of the wondrous beauty of the organism that thus works for us, accept
its services and never pause for a moment to dwell on the wisdom and love that
designed it or to consider what that Being must be who so multiplies His benefits to
all that we take them as a right and entirely overlook and neglect the Giver?

S103-E-5037 (21 December 1999)—Astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery recorded this rarely seen phenomenon of
the full Moon partially obscured by the atmosphere of Earth—NASA

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Above—Cassini instruments provide complementary information about the structure of Saturn's rings—NASA / JPL / Space
Science Institute

Below—Taken by Apollo 8 crewmember, Bill Anders, on 24 December 1968, while in orbit around the Moon, showing the Earth
rising for the third time above the lunar horizon—NASA / Bill Anders

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Above—The first photograph was taken of Earthrise during Apollo 8—Frank Borman—NASA Apollo Archive

Middle—Panorama of the moon taken during mission Apollo 17 (Station 1 East)—Lunar and Planetary Institute—NASA

Below—On 12 March 2015, shortly after local sunrise over central Asia, this Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft floated over a sea of
golden clouds during its descent by parachute through planet Earth's dense atmosphere—NASA / Bill Ingalls

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Frost, Lajoux, Jura, France—Annick Monnier—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

Ice block at beach near Jökulsárlón, Iceland—Andreas Tille—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International

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Above—Iceberg in North Star Bay, Greenland—Jeremy Harbeck
Below—Kungur Ice Cave, Perm Krai, Russia—Владимир Чуприков / reworked by A.Savin—Creative Commons AttributionShare Alike 4.0 International

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Above—Mount Hood reflected in Mirror Lake, Oregon, USA—Oregon's Mt Hood Territory

Below—Jökulsárlón, a glacial lake in Iceland. To the right, the mouth of the glacier Vatnajökull—Kenny Muir—Creative
Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic

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Watching sunset, Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia—Luca Galuzzi (www.galuzzi.it)—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5
Generic

Some of us may be attracted by the wonders of the heavens and look there for
evidence of God's power and thoughtful love and we may fancy it is more
mightily displayed there—or again, others may examine the beauties of the deep and
see its workings there. Any and everywhere, we'll find them and all display, in an
equal degree, the power of thought, the wisdom and beneficence of the Being who
planned them. In the smallest blade of grass, in the tiniest flower, apparently so
useless but yet which has its office, the same careful thought is traced and in the
same perfection.
Volcanic ash dunes of Tarvurvur, Rabaul, Papua New Guinea—Taro Taylor—Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic

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Above—Volcano Popocatépetl, south side, view from Paso de Cortez—Jakub Hejtmánek at Czech Wikipedia—Creative
Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

God, the great thought of the universe, sees no difference in men and He, in creating
all His bountiful provisions for the happiness of mankind, intended them for all
equally.
Below—Dead trees at Orange Spring Mound at Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park—Brocken Inaglory—
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Above—Fumarole on Mount Redoubt, Alaska, USA. A day before its eruption on 22 March 2009, the volcano showed steam
venting and the summit glacier melting and breaking in an ice piston feature—Cyrus Read— AVO / USGS

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Below—Noctilucent clouds, Kuresoo bog, Soomaa National Park, Estonia—Martin Koitmäe—Creative Commons AttributionShare Alike 4.0 International

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Golden Gate Bridge as seen from the Marin Headlands at sunrise—© Frank Schulenburg—Creative Commons AttributionShare Alike 3.0 Unported

Rosenmühle with mist and fog in the evening—Michael Gäbler—Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported

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Above—Seal Rocks and Point Bonita Lighthouse—Brocken Inaglory—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

Below—Port and lighthouse overnight storm with lightning in Port-la-Nouvelle, Aude, France—Maxime Raynal—Creative
Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic

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Abdim's storks getting sucked into a storm by strong winds in the Etosha National Park—Yathin S Krishnappa—Creative
Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

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Above—Sunset at Mortimer Bay, South Arm, Tasmania, Australia—J. J. Harrison (jjharrison89@facebook.com)—Creative
Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

Let us go forth into the world of nature and find God there. Note well the formation
and design apparent in every portion of His works and the beneficent kindness and
overflowing love that planned the whole.
Sunset from Sutro Bath at Land's End in San Francisco—Brocken Inaglory—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0
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Above—Sunset—fir0002 | flagstaffotos.com.au—GNU Free Documentation Licence, Version 1.2

Middle—Rainbow over Washfold, North Yorkshire—Kreuzschnabel—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

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Above—Mukri bog—Vamps—Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Estonia

Below—Sunrise in morning mist near Dülmen (Hülstener Straße), North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany—© Dietmar Rabich,
rabich.de—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International

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Grey heron looking for breakfast just after dawn off a beach in South Devon, United Kingdom—Herbythyme—Creative
Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International

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Above—Sunset at Goðafoss in winter, Iceland—Andreas Tille—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International

Below—Visitor running down a dune in Great Sand Dunes National Park—Daniel Schwen—Creative Commons AttributionShare Alike 3.0 Unported

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Above—A burst of colour lights the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico off the Yucatan Peninsula—NASA Earth Observatory

The omnipresence of Deity not only controls and guides our actions, as the Bible
teachers tell us but the vital, living, acting principle in all nature. God everywhere—
wonderful thought!—incapable of our understanding and yet, when looked upon by
our simple intuitions, in a natural state easily understood.
Below—Fountain of basins in the Saint-Marcel cave, Ardèche, France—Benh Lieu Song—Creative Commons Attribution-Share
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Above—Clifton Beach, South Arm, Tasmania, Australia—J. J. Harrison (jjharrison89@facebook.com)—Creative Commons
Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

Below—Sunrise at Lake Laanemaa at Orkjärve Nature Reserve, Estonia—Heino Ruiso—Creative Commons Attribution-Share
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Above—Seascape after sunset, Cabo da Roca, Portuga—Rodrigo Nuno Bragança da Cunhal—GNU Free Documentation
Licence, Version 1.2

Below—Sunset at Honeymoon Bay, Freycinet Peninsula, Tasmania, Australia—J. J. Harrison (jjharrison89@facebook.com)—
Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

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Above—Gígjökull, an outlet glacier extending from Eyjafjallajökull, Iceland. Lónið is the lake visible in the foreground—Andreas
Tille—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

Below—Blackbird chicks—Romate—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

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Above—2010 Mavericks surfing competition—Shalom Jacobovitz—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic

Below—Martian Dust Devil Trails—NASA / JPL/ University of Arizona

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Above—Satellite view of Hawaii archipelago (USA)—Jacques Descloitres

Below—NASA astronaut Scott Kelly took this photograph of a sunrise over the western United States

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A composite rendering of the eastern hemisphere of Earth based on data from Terra MODIS, Aqua MODIS, the Defence
Meteorological Satellite Programme, Space Shuttle Endeavour and the Radarsat Antarctic Mapping Project. Earth
Observatory—Twin Blue Marbles—NASA images by Reto Stöckli based on data from NASA and NOAA. Instrument—Terra
MODIS

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See and feel the presence of the Great Spirit in every effort of nature, not only in the
rushing wind or the storm but in all the beautiful outpourings of His goodness; in the
flowers, the leaves, the gently flowing stream and the shady forest. In all and
every bountiful gift recognise the presence of the great Power who created them for
our pleasure. Take the gifts as they are offered to you, use them as far as your
needs may require and leave the rest free to all God's other creatures.

Copper beech or Purple beech—Jean-Pol GRANDMONT—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

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Tamme-Lauri oak—Abrget47j—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

Yellow ipê (ipê-amarelo) in Avaré (Brazil)—José Reynaldo da Fonseca—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0
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Above—Two flowering male catkins from a goat willow tree—Bernie Kohl

Below—Triptych of the seed heads of a great willowherb—Colin—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

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Above—Lotus bud against the leaf—Frank Gualtieri

Below—Flower of Indian lotus at Botanic Garden, Adelaide, South Australia—Peripitus—Creative Commons Attribution-Share
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Tip of young and dehydrated pendent branch of the peat moss—Des Callaghan—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike
4.0 International

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A cultivated common grape vine—Alex from Ithaca, NY—Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic

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A composite image of the Earth at night—Data courtesy Marc Imhoff of NASA GSFC and Christopher Elvidge of NOAA NGDC.
Image by Craig Mayhew and Robert Simmon, NASA GSF

God with us,
for this great mind of the universe
pervades all nature and all space.
His thought and his care are Great;
none too high,
none too lowly to be its recipients.
Everything good and great comes from Him.

Adapted from Further Communications from the World Of Spirits on Subjects Highly Important to the Human Family by Joshua,
Solomon and Others, given through a Lady, Chapter Three, On God, In His Works by Solomon, A. J. Brady, New York, 1861

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Other Volumes in the Series
Made With Love—All For Love
Made With Love—Beautiful Maxims
Made With Love—Glimmerings of Spiritual Things
Made With Love—Mother Love
Made With Love—Words from the Heart
Made With Love—Words of Comfort and Good Cheer
Made With Love—Words of Power
Made With Love—Words of Spiritual Wisdom
Made With Love—Soul Seeds
Made With Love—The Best of Some Things
Made With Love—The Soul of Things

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