All things were created by him, and apart from him not one thing was created that has been created.
[John 1:3 NET]
We like to look at a beautiful piece of workmanship, and remember that some beloved friend of ours fashioned it. This makes it more precious and sacred.
Some orphan children had been received into an institution, and were exchanging their old garments for new ones. One poor boy was seen picking up the wretched cap he had been wearing, and tearing out of it a piece of faded silk that had been sewed into it. He was asked why he wanted to keep the patch; and he said, his eyes full of tears, that his mother had sewed it into his old cap with her thin frail fingers when she was on her death-bed, and he wanted to keep it in remembrance of her.
Men prize old paintings, and pay large prices for them, because they were painted by some famous master. All the works of nature would be sacred to us–if we but remembered that our Savior made them. The sweet flowers in the field would be all the sweeter–if we only thought as we look upon them, “The hands of Christ painted these!”