24 How many are your works, Lord! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. 25 There is the sea, vast and spacious, teeming with creatures beyond number— living things both large and small. (Psalm 104:24-25, New International Version)
7 “But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you; 8 or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you. 9 Which of all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? 10 In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind. (Job 12:7-10, New International Version)
20 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 people are without excuse. (Romans 1:20, New International Version)
Theme: Rejoicing and Thanksgiving
Thanks again for the excellent comments on yesterday’s post! Today we turn our attention to the discipline of seeing God through His creation.
Meditating on God’s creative acts is an excellent avenue to rejoicing and thanksgiving. Whether it is the grandeur of nature (e.g., over 3,000 tons of water flowing over Niagara Falls every second), or the miniscule particles essential to human existence (e.g., over 85 billion neurons in the human brain), or other products of God’s creation, we are drawn to rejoice and give thanks.
Please study the Scripture passages above and consider the questions below.
How does creation inspire you to rejoice and give thanks to God? Are you especially in awe of any particular aspects of creation?
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