I find it interesting that the educated of this world, by and large, struggle to believe in God. The university professors, the scientists, Wall Street kingpins, the leaders of nations and industry – at least here in the United States – struggle to believe there is a God. Perhaps it shouldn’t be surprising because they seldom have the time to slow down long enough to consider his daily miracles.
Farmers see them daily as the seed they planted is warmed by the sun on the soil, watered by the rain and pushes its way out of a dead seed into new life, or they view the rainbow as they plow their field.
Fishermen rejoice in the harvest of fish that they didn’t create but which renews itself year after year.
It seems that those who live in rural areas have more time to see the everyday miracles of God in person.
The great Jonathan Edwards put it this way: “Nature is God’s greatest evangelist.”
The apostle Paul said, “Faith does not rest in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.”
King David wrote, “God’s testimony makes wise the simple.”
How long has it been since you stepped out of your cubicle or home (especially in this time of COVID) to walk barefoot in the grass, to chase down a beautiful butterfly, to listen to the birds or collect seashells on a beach? There are miracles around us constantly. They may not seem to match the miracle of an empty tomb, but they beg for us to notice them for they point us to God.
Max Lucado wrote: “…there is a certain understanding of God on the cross that comes only with witnessing his daily testimony.”
Now, go take a walk and look at the miracles all around you!
Psalm 19:1-4 (ESV) – The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words, whose voice is not heard. Their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world…
PRAYER: God Almighty, slow us down to see your glory in a falling autumn leaf, the crispness of the fall air, the twinkling stars at night so that we can better understand your majesty and what the cross means. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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