Psalm 139:14, “I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made”
It’s important for all those who have professed faith in Christ to nourish their spiritual lives. This is accomplished in several ways such as reading the Bible, having daily devotions, praying, having fellowship with believers in Christ Jesus, and by worshiping and praising the Lord. However, there’s another way of learning about God that we often forget and that is observing the wonders of nature. The psalmist often expressed amazement and wonder as he saw God in the everyday occurrences of nature. A good example of this is found in Psalm 47. Verses 7 through 11 tell us that the God who causes the rain to fall and the grass to grow to provide food for birds and beasts is not pleased when man relies on his own strength or on the strength of his animals. Instead, the Lord delights in those who hope and trust in Him.
Then in verses 12 through 18, the psalmist reiterated that the Lord of all creation takes responsibility for His children’s protection, blessing, peace, and provisions by controlling the snow, the frost, the hail, the icy winds, and the warm breezes. As further illustration the French scientist Rene Antoine Ferchault de Reaumur examined a wasp nest in the year 1719 and noted that it seemed to be made of a type of crude pasteboard. However, after further investigation, he discovered that most of the material was obtained from tree fibers. As a result of this study, the first successful production of paper from wood pulp was achieved. Yet, God had instilled this ability in the wasp at the dawn of history. When we study a tiny wildflower or marvel at the vastness of the Milky Way, we are reminded of the One who made all of it. In a deeply personal expression of praise, the psalmist wrote, “O LORD, how manifold are Your works! In wisdom You have made them all” (Psalm 104:24).
As a believer in Christ, I am privileged to know the Creator of the universe, and as such there are millions of similar wonders in our world today, more than enough to convince anyone with an open mind and a searching heart that a all-powerful and all-wise Creator brought them into existence. It’s God who reminds the sun to rise at its appointed time every morning and He is the One who keeps the earth steadily rotating at tremendous speed. It’s God who feeds the sparrow and dresses the lilies of the field in their entire splendor. It is God who guides the feathered flocks southward in the autumn and then brings them north again in the spring. Thus, as we nourish our souls with God’s precious Word, let us also be ever so mindful and observe His ways in nature. Whenever possible, we should go outside and see, feel, and smell what’s there and look up to God our creator in adoration, gratitude, praise and worship.
The wonder of creation speaks
To everyone in different ways,
But only those who know the Lord
Can for His handiwork give praise – Sper
Creation is filled with signs that point to the Creator.