Today, as we sprout anew after two years of being dormant, we are going to remind ourselves about God in creation. We’re going to look for God in His natural cathedral.
The Bible is full of scripture about our creator God and the importance of knowing that God is in everything in the would around us. Here are 10 I have picked for us today…
Genesis 1:1 – “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”
Job 26:13 – “By His Spirit He adorned the heavens”
Psalms 24:1 – “The earth is the Lord’s, and all its fullness, The world and those who dwell therein.”
Proverbs 22:2 – “The rich and the poor have this in common, The LORD is the maker of them all.”
Jeremiah 32:17 – “‘Ah, Lord GOD! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You.”
Matthew 19:4 – “And He said to them, “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning made them”
Mark 10:6 – “But from the beginning of the creation, God made them”
John 1:3 – “All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.”
Acts 17:24 – “God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands.”
Romans 11:36 – “For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen.”
And theologians across the ages have reinforced the importance of finding God in nature. For example….
Martin Luther: “God writes the gospel in the trees and the flowers”
So today we shall follow Jesus’ command on us to keep looking for him, the holy spirit and God in the would around us:
Luke 11:9 – “Ask and you’ll get. Seek and you’ll find.”
For the next 45 minutes you’re invited to explore where you wish in the nature reserve. Maybe around the lake, or in the woodlands, or in the hedgerows. Go out and look for Jesus in the trees and flowers and animals of Oakwood.
And when you find the creator I invite you to follow Jesus’ continuing invitation to “Knock and the door will open”. Pray your thanks or requests, your praise or your pain. Knock in prayer and know that our creator God will be listening to you.
If you wish to write the prayers and leave them where you find God then there are some wooden sticks here for you to use. Or leave one of these stones there to bless someone else when they’re found.