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God In Nature

Have you slowed down much lately? Well, here’s the thing– if you do, you might just learn how to see God. Seems crazy, right? Stick with us, friends… 

We’re talking about seeing God in nature. And in this devo, Daniel highlights how important it is to notice God in the world around us. Let’s take a minute to remind ourselves how to slow down.

Isaiah 40:25-26

“To whom will you compare me? Or who is my equal?” says the Holy One. Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these?” 

Written by Daniel Hamlin

Sitting on my surfboard, the lull in waves gave me a moment to reflect on my surroundings. Fish darted about the coral heads in the clear, tropical ocean. Disappearing into coral tunnels, they’d reappear out of an unseen opening, yards away. Did they enjoy the transparent and warm water more than I did? Over my shoulder lay the nearest land to us, one of Fiji’s many islands, green with vegetation. Its mountains looked like open hands, stretching skyward in a welcoming gesture towards the heavens. Anchored in the channel, our boat swayed in the glassy ocean. Where we sat, swell lines abruptly hit the barrier reef, making waves break in uniform precision. My friends and I rode them with childlike enjoyment. Immersed in such natural beauty, I was overcome by the fact that God created all this for us to enjoy. A truth I often forget.

Creation is overflowing with miraculous design, with holy testimony. Albert Einstein once said, “The deeper one penetrates into nature’s secrets, the greater becomes one’s respect for God.”  Isaiah also tells us to look to creation. He says it is a universal testimony to God. His creation provides a timeless declaration of his love and existence for those who are willing to look. 

Why It Matters

You can accept this testimony or reject it, but it would be a tragedy to ignore it. At the very least, it deserves a response. Elizabeth Barrett Browning, a poet in the 1800s, put it this way, “Earth is crammed with Heaven, and every common bush afire with God; and only he who sees takes off his shoes. The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.” Open your eyes today, friend, take off your shoes on the holy ground of God’s Creation and notice the wonders of the Creator.  


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