Job 12:7-8 “7 ‘But now ask the beasts, and let them teach you; and the birds of the heavens, and let them tell you. 8 Or speak to the earth, and let it teach you; and let the fish of the sea declare to you.’”
I have had the privilege to travel to some pretty incredible places. When I see nature in all its beauty, I can’t help but wonder how someone cannot believe in God. A couple of years ago I got to see thousands and thousands of pink flamingos feeding, wading and flying at a lake in Kenya. The sight was beyond description. God’s creation at work. https://www.facebook.com/cwilliamwillis/videos/vb.100000159657052/1522292691119371/?type=3
Job is telling his “friend” here that even the beast, birds, fish and the earth teach us about the Lord. He didn’t need his friend to try to enlighten him about Jehovah. He could simply look around and see Him. That should be true for all of us.
Kids love nature, at least most do. Take a nature hike with your kids and make a list of all the creatures you see. List the bugs, birds and animals. List the trees and flowers. And then when you get home look them up on your computer. Talk about them. And then take your kids to these verses. Ask them how these things they just saw point to God.
I bet you will get some pretty amazing answers. God made everything to point to Him in some way. Everything He created gives Him pleasure. After all, He said “it was good.”
Have you stopped lately to enjoy God’s creation? Take a break today and do that. Enjoy nature. Enjoy the flowers and trees. Enjoy the birds and squirrels. Enjoy God.
Thank You, Master Creator, for your magnificent creation. I marvel at Your detail of each creature. Let my eyes be open to all that is around me.