Daily Encouragement: Day 320

Adapted from Handbook to Spiritual Growth


“The heavens are telling of the glory of God;
and their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.”
(Psalm 19:1)

“O Lord, how many are Your works! In wisdom You have made them all;
the earth is full of Your possessions.”
(Psalm 104:24)

The creation abounds with resplendent wonders on every order of magnitude from the microcosm to the macrocosm that point beyond themselves to the beauty and unimaginable brilliance of the Creator of the cosmos. Consider these marvels of order and design: particles and atoms, light and colors, microbes and diatoms, snowflakes, insects, seeds, flowers, leaves, shells, rocks and minerals, fruits, vegetables, plants, small and large birds, small and large fish, whales, small and large animals, trees, mountains, clouds, weather, the seasons, our earth, the planets, stars, nebulae, our galaxy, clusters and superclusters of galaxies, and—last but not least—the human body, the crowning display of God’s creative skill and design.

There is no limit to the images and insights that can be gleaned from nature if we take the time and have the eyes to see. We would do well to cultivate a childlike sense of amazement and awe at the things we tend to overlook every day.

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