It’s obvious that creation is a beautiful thing, but it’s also a teacher.
Last weekend I took a couple of days away for some thinking, praying, planning and reading up in my mum’s caravan in the Lake District.
The weather was fabulous and I did a bit of walking. Up a hill I could see for miles around, and the greenery and blue sky were brilliant.
But more than that, I thought about the sheer number of leaves blowing in the wind at that very moment – the exact movement of every one completely and entirely within God’s control.
I find that very reassuring – if He can precisely move millions, even billions, of leaves as He wills, then He can certainly control all the circumstances of my life and yours, whatever they may be.
Psalm 19 says this: ‘The heavens declare the glory of the Lord, the skies proclaim the work of His hands’ (v1, NIV) – creation is certainly a teacher, and it points us to God.
But as you think about the ‘big picture’ of creation, remember also His loving care and oversight of us individuals within it: ‘Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.’ (1 Peter 5: 7 NIV)
Yours in Chris
Rev Chris Collins