Thursday, June 2, 2011
God gave us creation to see Him through
The babies? Well, these fuzzy little creatures hatch with their feet in motion. Yes, right after they hatch they are off running. Nothing holding these little ones back. No fear grasping them, holding them close to the nest, except momma and daddy, watching over each movement. Keeping away all evil and loving them from the very moment they are hatched. Well, I would say even before. Protective parents, guarding the very ones they love. Isn't that romantic? I find beauty in these creatures of flight. Deep in the night you can hear the call of these beautiful birds. A call that you know danger is near. It's as if they are not only warning a critter to stay away, but calling out for help. How many times in the deep of the night do we cry out for help? We sense danger drawing near and we call out to God for protection and strength. In the light of day, yes, sometimes they have lost an egg. Sometimes all of them to the dangers that attack in the night, but as light dawns, you once again, hear their song of joy. It's as if they too know a new day is beginning. Letting go of the darkness to allow the pureness of light to shine upon them.
It's as though God gives us these little blessings each year to show us, "Look, listen and learn". By looking, we see His beauty. His creation and all it's magnificence. By listening, we hear the call of beauty and love between a couple, protecting their young. By learning, we can walk more like Christ. We can learn who He is and all He can do.
"May the glory of the Lord endure forever; May the Lord rejoice in His works." Psalm 104:31
I am simply amazed by these birds. They allow you come close enough to see them, but if they sense danger they are ready to protect. We get a glimpse at family life. Mating for life? A marriage of promise. We see them working together. There is no women's work and men's work. They are there to support one another. Camouflage is a part of God's creation. Although we see them hidden from view at first, once seen they are beholding to the eye. You simply can't take your eye off of them. Isn't that how our lives should be? We are to live in this world, but not to be part of it. We are to be set apart. Of course, if they are still they are hard to see, but once their feet start running, you can see each and every move.
Once our feet hit the floor we should be off and running for God. We should be running without fear. We should be willing to stand and protect. We should be celebrating everyday a life given to us that is filled with grace and beauty. Sometimes those treasures are hidden, and we must look deeper to find them. In looking deeper we see beyond the surface of what this world sees. Life is a treasure waiting for us to unfold all the blessings God has placed here just for us. In seeking them we worship Him. In finding them we praise Him.
"But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint." Isaiah 40:31
Isn't it awesome to see God's creation and wonder? I simply wonder in awe at His greatness. What is it in creation that speaks to you? Do you see Him through the very beauty around you? Every motion, every act, every conversation should take us right back to God. With our eyes and ears we should be able to lift up our voice and sing praise to Him. What gifts He gives. What pleasures there are in His creation.