Creation is Grand… isn’t it? For the benefit of those who don’t recognize creation, we may start by calling it natural beauty, to avoid unnecessary debate. How do we enable people with little concept of the all powerful nature of a loving God see creation as we see it?
Ready: It’s time to share our perspective of God’s natural creation. Yes, He created it supernaturally, but human beings experience it naturally. Let’s reach out from where others are and enable them to discover for themselves the awesomeness of creation.
Set: The world has tremendous natural beauty. We see it in the sky, earth and sea. When I look up at the clouds and imagine the handiwork of God, making rain form in fluffy pillows of unusual shapes, I experience wonder! When I look at the stars at night, or the shimmering moon, I am sometimes dumbfounded at their beauty. Then there is the sunrise, and the shining day, or the setting of it to consider…. and that’s just the sky! What about the waters, the earth and vegetation, and the marvelous array of living creatures. These are all proof of God’s creative hand. Romans chapter 1 is full of God’s downloading of our natural understanding of His creation. But many friends today don’t see things this way. How do we engage in a way that will help them to see things as we see them? It isn’t through debate, as personally stimulating as that may be for some of us. It is through the awesomeness of God Himself. 1. Tap into God’s natural beauty yourself. Find a specific place – even if it is simply a piece of sky – to share with another person. 2. Pray. With whom is God asking you to share this place and experience? 3. Take this friend who does not believe, to this naturally beautiful ‘place’. 4. Ask them what they see and experience in nature. Just listen, tapping into their perspective.
Go: Prayerfully consider who to share God’s earth with today and invite them to join you for a ‘walk’.