Creation reflects the Creator
I love Autumn. I love the cool air, the warm sun, the changing colours of the leaves. One of my sisters who lives in Canberra sent me a photo recently of the trees all displaying the autumn colours of red and yellow and orange, so beautiful. And while we don’t get to enjoy quite the stark changes of seasons that Canberra does, I am still enjoying what we do have. My crepe myrtle tree, which flowers in the summertime, is dropping its leaves and bark, bringing a different kind of simple beauty.
Being outside in nature often makes me wonder afresh at the work of God’s hand. Which always leads me to worship and adore Him. Is it any wonder that the Creator is reflected in His creation?
The Bible speaks in many places of nature revealing God and bringing Him praise.
“Ever since the creation of the world His eternal power and divine nature, invisible though they are, have been understood and seen through the things he has made.” Romans 1:20
“Ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds of the air, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish of the sea inform you. Which of these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.” Job 12:7-10
“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work 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 ends of the world.” Psalm 19:1-4
So as the days grow shorter and the air become cooler, can I encourage you to take some moments to look around and notice the changes and marvel at the Creator. The same God who created and sustains the world around you, is the God who created and sustains you, throughout all the seasons of life.