The Hazelnut

I was in the library today reading an assignment for my British Lit. class, when I stumbled upon this passage:

“In this little thing [a hazelnut] I saw three properties. The first is that God made it, the second that God loveth it, the third that God keepth it.” –A Book of Showings to the Anchoress Julian of Norwich

Personally, I think that this is an awesome perspective to look at God’s creation. 1. He made it. Everything from the smallest proton to the largest galaxy. The ocean, the grass, the trees, the eyeball, even the bizarrest of creatures such as the okapi or the duck-billed platypus. He created everything, and saw that is was good.

2. He loves it. Why create something that you don’t love? Why sculpt a stature, only to throw it away? Why paint a painting, only to trash it? Why write a story, only to pitch it? Why create a child, only to kill it? When we create something, don’t we love it? proud of it? show it off? Don’t you think that our Father is the same way?

And 3. He looks after it. If you love something, do you try to take care of it, or leave it alone in a cruel world to fend for itself? If we as humans are capable of love, is not the One who is greater than us able to show love more magnificent than we ever can? Are we able to love more than the One who loves unconditionally? So then, why do we think that we’re not loved by Him? That He wanted to hurt us by striking a loved one with cancer? Or why do we usually feel alone during struggles, when the truth is He is always beside us, taking care of us, helping us live in a fallen world?

God loves you. No matter who you are or what you’ve done, He will always love you, and will always be there to carry you when you fall.

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. . . . And God saw everything that He had made, and behold, it was very good. Genesis 1:1;31

You are a beautiful creation of God!

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One thought on “The Hazelnut

  1. Wow, talk about being careful what you preach. . . . Found out today that I have a friend who can REALLY use some prayers right now. He’s struggling through a rough patch of life. Please pray him.

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