"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."
Even though creation surrounds me, sometimes I don’t really see it.
Most days the busyness of my life convinces me I don’t have time to stop. To gaze at the sunrise. To savor the cool breeze. To notice a tiny flower.
I find, too, when I busily whiz past God’s creation, I also whiz past its Creator.
It’s ironic, because it’s during these supersonic, speed-of-light-days that I most need a glimpse of God. I need a reminder that he's the center of the universe, not me.
So today I choose to linger long and marvel at the earth’s masterpiece of praise to its Creator. I invite you to come with me.
May you have eyes to see and hearts to receive what God is saying to us.
When I see ripening grapes hanging on an arbor, I am reminded that He is the vine, and I am a branch. Connected to him, I can bear much fruit. Apart from him, I become a raisin.
When I see towering cliffs and lofty trees, vast expanses of sea and soaring heights, I am reminded that God is big, and I am small.
When I see flashes of lighting and hear the crash of thunder, I experience a tiny portion of God's great power. I am awestruck and strangely comforted.
When I see the bond between humans and animals, I am reminded that God knows what I need before I even ask him.
When I see the beauty of a sunset, I am reminded that the sky is God's canvas, and all the world is his gallery.
When I see a sleeping child resting safely in her mother's arms, I am reminded that I, too, can rest securely in my heavenly Father's embrace.
If you're whizzing past creation and whizzing past the God of creation, I have six words for you:
Not only will you see the beauty of creation, you'll also see the beauty of the Creator. And that, my friends, changes everything.
Now it's your turn: What does creation tell you about its Creator? Leave a comment below and share your thoughts. If you're reading by email, click here to visit Hungry for God online, scroll to the bottom of the blog post, and leave a comment to encourage us all.
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