You can’t avoid it. Everywhere you look, you’ll see evidences of God’s creativity. Today, in my last blog on Finding God in the Outdoors, here are only a few highlights of what I’ve found and seen of God’s amazing genius at work in creation.
Finding God’s Creativity in the Wonder of a Sunset.
Each sunset is unique, each beautiful in color and design. And each picture below was taken in a different part of the country.
Finding God’s Creativity in the Water.
I saw these unique creations at the Dallas World Aquarium recently. Only God could create a seahorse, an electric eel (these are the babies), a manatee, and thousands of other creatures.
I love the extra information included near many of these creatures:
Finding God’s Creativity on Land
Only God could create a spider with a zig-zag web (from my backyard) and a “Goliath bird-eating” spider (at the Dallas World Aquarium).
Finding God’s Creativity on Vacations
Springtime at the Dallas Arboretum, fishing in a beautiful Colorado river, basking in the beauty of an Alaskan glacier.
Finding God’s Creativity in My Own Yard
Whether it’s one of God’s creatures or one of His beautiful floral creations, no two are like. I planted over 45 varieties of perennials around our house. These are only a few of them, but each holds a unique beauty all its own. Only God could design such unique things for us to enjoy.
Many hummingbirds, of metallic blue, green, ruby, and purple, can flap their wings at an average of 53 times a second; a turtle whose pace everyone mocks; and the lowly sparrows–God loves and cares for them all. And His unique creativity can be seen in all of them.
My photos are not phenomenal, and they only represent a few of God’s amazing creations. Many look out their windows and see a world of ugliness, deceit, and death. Media shouts it, and our hearts digest it. But those who can see with God’s eyes will recognize His creativity at work wherever they go.
And if you’re skeptical of God’s genius, look at His creativity in every person. Tall, short, all sizes, all colors, different personalities, varied occupations–but all loved and created by God. We’re all one-of-a-kind.
God’s Creativity in Nature Is Not A Substitute for Worship
It’s not just the hopeless romantic or the nature fiend who draws close to God in the outdoors. And it’s not a substitute for worshiping and drawing close to God in spiritual assemblies with other believers. We don’t worship God’s nature. But through God’s creation, we can hear the gentle whispers of His own heart, inviting us to rest quietly in His love.
For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature (Romans 1:20, NLT).
Then God looked over all he had made, and he saw that it was very good! (Genesis 1:31, NLT)
(P.S. As I mentioned in earlier blogs, there’s not enough room (and not enough time) for me to show you all of my “outdoors” goodies here, but if you’d like to see more, you can follow me on Pinterest. I’ll be sharing more pictures there, along with a few how-to’s in my gardening folders and inspirational quotes, as well as garden ideas and quotes from others, (and other interesting boards about faith, love, books I recommend, writing, and life).
What has God taught you about Himself in the outdoors? Where have you seen His creativity at work? No matter where you live, can you find God’s beauty and creativity?