I always thought I was just a bit weirder than other people. When I was in the mountains, sometimes tears would just fall from my face. Seeing the beauty. All that He made choked me up every time. He just got me!
Walking in the forest and spying a group of ferns nestled in the woods or moss collecting on a fallen tree whispered to me. God…creating all of it just to make me smile. Fascinating!
Yesterday, the gals at P31 and I watched a teaching DVD over our lunch hour by John Piper. It is called “When I Don’t Desire God”. John said that God has written two books: Nature and the Bible. As soon as he said that I thought, “I am not strange! God is speaking through nature!”. My heart was so happy.
After volunteering, I came home and began the ritual of meal time. While the green peppers and onions for Italian subs simmered, I sat down at my island and looked out my kitchen window. AMAZING! INCREDIBLE! No words could describe the show God was putting on in my backyard! I ran up the stairs yelling, “Girls, hurry! Come down and see what God is doing in the back yard!” Tearing down the stairs, they gazed out the window and just said “WOW!”.
The sun was setting and as it did, the last remaining leaves of the trees were reflecting it’s light. Yellow leaves reflecting the yellow sun. It was as if they were shimmering; made of gold! The sky was an amazing hue of pinks and purples. I truly had NEVER seen anything like it.
“Mom, hand me your camera. Quick!” Mariah starting scurrying about. She ran out the door, trying to capture God.
It was as if He was confirming to me, “Yes…I do speak and will continue to speak to you through my creation.”
I didn’t want to leave the window. Didn’t want my encounter with the Supernatural to end. Trying to hang on a little bit longer, I popped the chip with the photos into my computer to see this glorious thing we had captured.
I was so disappointed! He wasn’t captured at all. It was as if God wasn’t going to be put in a box where we could pull Him out when we wanted. Instead, He’ll wait and one day, when I need to know once again that HE is Lord of all, I’ll see the dancing leaves and shimmering sunshine again!
Have you ever been just completely blown away by His work? Share with us what has been the most beautiful thing you have ever seen of His creation. (I’d like to plan my next vacation there!)
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