19 because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse (Romans 1).
One simply cannot see the world without seeing the divine in it. Not that the world itself is Divine (that God Himself is in nature), but that the world reveals the Divine (both God’s hand in nature as the One who made it, as well as God’s attributes as revealed by it).
How can one look up at the infinite night sky and not marvel at the Infinite God? How can one look across majestic mountain ranges or the vast expanse of sea, without seeing the Greatness of God? How can one gasp at raging seas or violent tempests, without gasping in awe at the Power of God? How can one take in the beauty of a sunrise or sunset or fields of buttercups or glassy, reflective ponds, without reflecting on the Beauty of God? How can one smile at the tender care of a mother to her newborn puppies as she draws them close, without the thought of God’s tender care bringing a smile?
These are just some of the ways God reveals Himself to us through nature. Think of others and rejoice in the God who not only made all of nature, but who also made you.
Lord, I pray that several times This Day we would take a few moments and purposefully look at nature — so that what You have created will give us pause to look up to You with love and devotion. Amen.