We are often given lessons in God’s creation – moments to remember just how powerful God really is. We can look at the vastness of the sea, waters as far as the eye will go. Waves roll in and out, creatures fill the salty waters. It is a sight to behold. The mountains remind us of the majesty of God – towering over the land. Yet there is such a peace as we gaze up at the peaks. We are given the privilege to experience this beauty and wonder. We are presented hope as we see how God has shaped and formed the lands. We can be filled with joy by spending time in all the God has given us, all that is around us which he made – not us.
The Psalmists apparently spent much time outside in God’s creation. Many of the writings draw from the magnificence of all God has presented. Strength is renewed by the power of the Almighty as one gazes at the earth. There is so much to learn about God by spending time in his creation. He speaks to us and gives us life as we honor and respect all he has given us to tend. We feel his love in the moments of the day when we understand we are one of his creations as well. We are a joy to him. He continues to shape and mold us just as he does all we see around us.
Today’s focus scripture is one of my favorites. It is a reminder to look and feel and sense the power of God. It is an invitation to become a part of all God is doing. It is a warm blanket on a cold day, caring and providing us with exactly what we need. I look up to the hills, searching for my help. My help comes from the Lord. My help, just what I need, comes from God. It might be right before me, if only I look and listen. It may be surrounding me if I will pay attention. The Psalms are full of these moments of capturing God’s work in creation. What can we capture today if we pay attention? I am looking to the hills – that is where my help comes from.
1 I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
where does my help come from?
2 My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
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