Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Romans: Nature

For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. Romans 1:20

God's creation speaks to us. When I see spring wildflowers,

I am filled with awe in His creation.

A colorful sunrise, a fresh blanket of snow, or the changing leaves of fall

all strike me with His thoughtfulness to give us a beautiful, as well as functional world.

What can I learn about God from nature? I can see His majesty, His power, His beauty.

I can see the order and uniqueness in creation--the detail of a flower, a tiny insect, the purpose of rain and sunshine.

I can experience peace for a moment, on a beautiful day, looking at a beautiful view, but I can only receive eternal peace from the God of the Bible, through His son Jesus Christ.

What can't I learn about God from nature?

I can't really experience His love. I can't learn about my spiritual gifts and blessing promised to me in the Bible. I can't learn about my call to serve Him. I can't learn about the revelation of His son Jesus Christ.

Experience creation. Be thankful for the beauty, be amazed by the perfection. But be sure to experience the Creator who made it for our enjoyment and use.

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Lindsey @ Enjoythejourney said...


Gorgeous photos too.

We're enjoying some nature today with a leaf collecting walk!

Heather said...

Wow. Wow.

Susanne said...

Amen! And Beautiful!

Katrina said...

Beautiful pictures. And beautiful thoughts.

Jammy said...

Amen! Awesome pictures, Awesome God.

Tammy said...

As I teach my children and we discover more about His awesome creation, it seems more amazing to me than ever...I can really see His Hand in so many things of nature!

Great thoughts and pictures, Jennifer!

L.L. Barkat said...

Beautiful pictures, blessed thoughts...

Creation is something I think about a lot, and I wonder if we can't learn something of God's love through it... the way our children learn our love when we create a sparkling meal or kiss their cheek like a breath of the wind... they way they learn it by our constant presence even when we aren't speaking, but are simply bearing them up in our arms or holding them close to the beating of our hearts...

You know? Just some humble thoughts :)