“For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities- his eternal power and divine nature- have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.” (Romans 1:20)
The countdown has begun! My spring break is right around the corner and I can barely contain my excitement! Being a teacher, there are several breaks from school that we look forward to and Spring break is one of them. Mostly because it’s Spring, the weather is changing, and I usually go to the mountains for a little hiking and vacation time.
This year, my family and I are heading up to my brother’s house in north Georgia and then going to the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina. I’ve been there countless times and I never get tired of the endless mountain vistas, the crisp, cool air, and the peace and quiet that being in the mountains provides.
Another wonderful blessing of taking trips into nature is the closeness I feel with God and his beautiful creation. As the verse above mentions, we can see God in the world around us. We can see his wisdom in the order of the natural world. We can experience a fraction of his creativity when we examine the tremendous differences in plant species such as trees and wildflowers, or the wonderful variety of animals in existence. We can even gain some insight into his love for us that he would create such a beautiful world for us to reside in.
As Spring begins to blossom in your area of the world, take time to look around and relish in the perfection of God’s creation. Take time to meditate on his immeasurable love for you. Allow the truth of God’s existence to be seen in the natural world around you and use that time to worship him.