Do you see God in nature? I would assume everyone said "YES!". God is all around us, in the birds and the trees, the water, and the breeze. God is in the owl you hear as the moon begins to disappear and the sun just starts to wake up in the sky. God fills the air with birds chirping in the morning and the sounds of squirrels rustling the leaves in the trees, God is the green grass and the blue skies. God is the smell of rain and the scent of lilacs on a spring day. God is in the cool smooth water and the tickle of sand between your toes. God is in the fresh taste of corn from the stalk, sweet watermelon and crunchy broccoli.
How do you feel God in the breeze and the warm sun? How are your senses awakened by God? What are the ways you feel the energy and the silent connection to something bigger than you, bigger than us, bigger than our world? When you are touched by that energy, that vibrant love that is living all around us, what do you do? How do you take note and what can you do with that feeling?
I am most awake and aware when I sit on my porch at the lake, when I walk along the beach or when I pick fresh vegetables from my garden. When in these moments, I am overwhelmed by the sense of greatness all around me. A world of beauty filled with textures, vivid colors, harmonious sounds, delicious smells and tastes. It is an opportunity to thank God for this gift. A gift of wonder and beauty. My favorite Bible verse is from Psalms 118 verse 24. "This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." I recite this verse every morning as a reminder that this day is beautiful no matter what the weather or the chaos that will possibly consume me later. Because no matter what, God's world is here for us, giving to us and loving us.
Just like the amazing book "The Giving Tree" by Shel Silverstein. In the end giving "the boy" a stump to sit on. Always giving to the end, God just like the giving tree - always there to help us and lend a stump to sit on and join Him.
Wishing you Grace, Peace & Healthy Living,