This is one of my favorite times of the year, deer season. I love hunting and fishing because these are activities which bring me to God’s great creation. Picture a slow moving creek, a bright lit starry sky, as you walk to your blind at 6:30 am. You know you can’t even get a shot if you wanted to as three does cross your path. Yet, here you are surrounded by God’s creation. As you sit in your blind you watch the beauty of a fall sunrise. The vibrant colors of nature explode as the sun hits them. I don’t know about you, but every time I see this, I am awestruck.
David writes in Psalm 19 “The heavens declare the glory of the God.” Can you image the glory that David saw in a sky while he was tending sheep? Have you ever drove to the middle of nowhere just to catch a glimpse of the stars on a clear evening? The beauty of the sky points to the creator. It is why Paul says that since the beginning of creation God could be known (Romans 1). It is not just the heavens that declare his glory. All of creation shows it. Often times, as Christians we are asked how do we know that there is a God. I always answer that I know that God exists because nature around me shows me that it exists.
Have you considered all the wonders that our God has created. The flowers, trees, and animals. I would urge you to take time and sit in a park or the woods somewhere and just mediate on God, the Creator. Think about all the detail that he put in the flowers and animals. Think about how much that means when we are told we are “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:4). Praise him for his love and care. Praise God that the heaven declare his Glory and he calls us his workmanship.
Author: Pastor Shaun Winters