We can look all around us at the effects of sin on this world.  For example, as I look out of the windows of our house, I see the trees filled with the awful, large webs, made by worms in an attempt to destroy those trees.  They are so ugly!
And yet, how often do we miss the beauty of GOD’s creation all around us, because we are busy looking at the ugliness in the midst of it?
Can you imagine when Adam and Eve were able to walk in the midst of a perfect garden with GOD, their Creator?  The Bible tells us that “they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day” (Genesis 3:8). There had been no ugliness in their environment.  All was perfect and “good”, as GOD had said.
But on that day that Adam and Eve chose to sin, everything changed.  Sin entered the world and changed their perfect environment.  However…because of GOD’s love, GOD’s mercy, and GOD’s forgiveness, HE sent JESUS to redeem us in the midst of a broken and ugly world.
So today, thank HIM…praise HIM. Lift up your hands and worship Our LORD and Creator, Who also has become Our SAVIOUR and Redeemer!  Psalm 134:2 says, “Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the LORD.”  And notice all of the “good” beauty that is around us every day!