Loving Design -- By Joseph J. Mazzella

"The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard." (Ps. 19:1-3 NIV)

My children and I decided to take our Saint Bernard, Buddy for a walk around the local lake today. This led to a relaxed pace since Buddy needed to stop often to take in all the smells left by the other dogs. I was glad for the slowness of the walk too, because it allowed me to enjoy all the more the beauty of the lake in Summer. Fields of Daises, Red Clover, Buttercups, and Dandelions surrounded the walkway and filled the air with smells sweeter than any perfume. Even the thick, thorny bushes were full of white flowers. Butterflies floated gracefully from blossom to blossom and even flew in delighted circles around our heads as we walked. The birds were singing songs of love and bliss that filled the air and a trio of white ducks swum peacefully across the water. A gentle breeze made the water ripple while the sunlight seemed to dance across it like a thousand shining angels. Even the fish and frogs seemed to be jumping for joy as they splashed in the water.

All of this wondrous beauty and glorious life touched my heart and soul as I walked around the lake. It made me realize too that all of this was no accident. It was not only designed intelligently but with love as well. I never have a doubt of God’s love for us all when I look at this fantastic and spectacular world that He created with love for us to live, to grow, and to learn in.

God loves us all so much. I think that the least we can do is to try and design our own lives intelligently and with love as well. Make your life an intelligent one then. Fill it with love, fill it with joy, and fill it with light. Love God, love yourself, and love others. Share your love, your joy, your peace, your happiness, your goodness, your kindness, your delight, and your life with everyone everywhere. Design a life of love and joy that all the world can see.

Joe Mazzella