Yesterday, we were rafting down the river and in the peace and tranquility of those moments, I was in awe of the beauty around me. From the Spanish moss dangling from the trees, to the crystal clear water where minnows swam, to the rocks formed over thousands of years, it seemed every aspect was perfectly orchestrated.
We hear these words from the book of Jeremiah 1:5 this week "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you." The mystery of God is never more apparent than when we stop to admire God's beauty in creation, and when we pause to consider the intricacy of how this pattern works. How is it possible for God to know us so intimately and also for nature to evolve over thousands of years? It is a comfort and an assurance that God knows us intimately and intricately. It is beyond our understanding to consider how the universe continues to develop. What a blessing that the same God allows the minnows to grow into fish that feed us, the moss to shade us and the water to quench our thirst. How God provides for us as a precious creation, makes us even more mindful of how we are responsible to care for this earth as God's handiwork.
I hope this week you too might take a moment to give thanks that the God who knows you intimately is also the One who gives us a world to awe us.
Enjoy the view of God's blessings this week,