By Georgia (Jo) Kent
“The Heavens declare the glory of God; The skies proclaim the works of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the end of the earth”. Psalms 19:14
I was in my mid life before I realized The value of the vast beauty of nature. Oh, I always knew that everything was beautiful but I had never stopped and taken the time to put it in its proper context. ‘ To smell the Roses’ as the old adage goes. We so often get caught up in all the hectic day to day existence of life that we miss what is right in front of us. Nature is a gift from our Heavenly Father, not only to sustain us but to give us a place, a safe haven to feel his presence in every fiber of our being.
I encourage you to focus on the immensely beautiful nature that surrounds us and gives us so much comfort that God has freely gifted us with. To take the time to be one with nature. To listen to the bird’s signing their melodic songs. To feel the gentle breeze as it is rustling the leaves on the trees. To watch the water as it flows gently over the pebbles in the creek. To sit and experience the breathtaking view of a meadow from a hilltop. To smell beautiful, aromatic flowers as they rise to meet the Heavens. To turn you face toward the sunshine and sense it’s warmth and healing powers. This is where God whispers to our heart, this is where he fills our cups up with the presence of his Holy Spirit.
While we are enjoying the beauty of nature, thank The Lord for all he created. He knows each star in the Heavens and each bird in the air. How much more does he care for us…