By Doug Shamblin
I enjoy living in the country. I love to wake up in the spring to hear the frogs and birds singing their magnificent songs. In the summer, my dog and I yearn for the time when the breeze comes to refresh us from the heat of the day. The fall brings a wonderful scene as the hills are splashed with color. The winter brings the beautiful snow on a cold morning.
God speaks to us not only through his Word but through his magnificent creation. His wisdom speaks clearly to all who will listen.
Wisdom and Opinion
A college professor and a young boy were walking along a garden one day when the professor said, “If God was so smart, why didn’t he allow the oak tree to have watermelon as it’s fruit instead of an acorn? Surely you can see the wisdom in that, son.” About that time, an acorn fell from the tree and hit the professor on the head. The young boy looked at the professor and said, “I guess you understand why God did what he did.”
Psalm 104:24 tells us, “How many are your works, O Lord! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.” Too many times we think we know better than God. God’s wisdom is always greater than our opinions.
Creator and Creation
God’s handiwork can take our breath away as we enjoy the beauty of his creation. From caves in the mountains to waves along the seashore, we can see God’s hand in everything throughout the earth. At night we can see how God can take our breath away with the night sky.
Take time to enjoy what God has created. Discover the ways God has created everything. Allow yourself to enjoy God’s creatures and creation. There is nothing like an area that has not been spoiled by the “progress” of mankind. Enjoy the creation and worship the Creator.
Doug Shamblin lives in Pomeroy, Ohio with his wife, Sherry. He has served churches and parachurch organizations in Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia for over 23 years. He is the Director of Children’s Ministries with the Middleport (Ohio) Church of Christ and chaplain for the Middleport Police Department.