Have you ever taken a moment to think about the creation that surrounds us. The sheer beauty and complete variety of all that we have to enjoy every time that we step outside into this world of ours. Steven and I hiked up the mountain side that adjoins the overlook at one of our local attractions. As I walked I imagined the times that I orchestrated a “scavenger hunt” for my children. They were to look for such things as a “red leaf, a yellow flower, a shiny rock etc.” They curiously take the time to find each and every object they are given. They often stop to smell the tiny purple flowers that some of us refer to as “weeds” and take a few moments to play with a small lizard that is trying desperately to scurry under a rock and out of their sight. Children view God's creation very differently than we as adults do. When they lovingly draw a picture of a landscape it usually includes a sun that is proportionately much larger than the rest of the picture. If we could all see the creation through the eyes of a child we would certainly realize the power behind it. Have you ever stopped to think about the sun? It's power and brightness along with it's beauty is more than I personally could ever comprehend!
“Then God said, 'Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night. They will serve as signs of festivals and for days and for years. They will be lights in the expanse of the sky to provide light on earth.' And it was so.” ~Genesis 1:14-15
THAT is an amazing task! It is like nothing we, as humans, could ever imagine! It is not light walking into a room and flipping on a switch that is powered by electricity (another thing that God gave someone the insight to create) but God opened his mouth, ordered light, and it was so!
As Steven and I walked and talked that day, we took the time to enjoy our surroundings. We picked up stones and studied their characteristics, enjoyed the sounds of the wildlife and the wonders of the nature that surrounded us completely! As we neared the top of the narrow, muddy trail it was almost as if the area opened up to an entire different world. The steps made out of railroad ties were strategically placed to offer a safe foothold for this small journey up to an open field with untouched grass and hints left for those who would take the time to look at what creatures great and small had made their way to this place to either look for a meal or even a place to rest. Acorn shells that had served as a meal for a small creature and multiple deer beds where it was obvious that the ground had been interrupted and it was easy to imagine a mommy deer laying with her youngling for protection and rest after a long day of travels.
There is an order to it all! An intellect like no one else could ever utilize except for our Lord. I KNOW that He is with us! I KNOW that He created a wonderful world for us to live in and enjoy! I am looking forward to the time when I can see him!
“Be silent before the Lord and wait expectantly for Him; do not be agitated by one who prospers in this way, by the man who carries out evil plans” Psalm 37:7