Experiencing God Through His Creation

imageI went to the beach last week. Susan, myself Lorna, Tyler, and my granddaughter Lillian went to California to visit with Susan’s Mom. I’m not a big California fan, but there are a couple of things that really grab attention while I’m there; the giant sequoias, the mountains of Yosemite, and the beach at Santa Cruz. We didn’t have time to travel to Yosemite this trip, so I escaped to the beach.

Santa Cruz is know as “Surf City, USA” according to Surfer magazine. The power of the waves and the swells break perfectly for surfing. It is amazing watching those athletes “catch a wave”. For me, however it is not about the surfing; it’s about the power, the sounds of water crashing against the rocks, the foam, the smell, all of it put together makes for a dramatic demonstration of God’s marvelous handy work. What a wonderful place to have devotions. Each morning as the sun was rising on the Eastern bay, I would settle in to the read my Bible, write down some thoughts, and pray. It is amazing the inspiration that bubbles up with those stimulating surroundings moving you.

Here’s a thought. This week, take an hour, go outdoors, under a tree, by stream or pond, sit on a rock or anywhere you feel creation. See what happens. Allow the God of the universe to speak to you. I think, as I was last week, you will be amazed.

Experiencing God through His creation,
~PASTOR ROD

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