Newscasts trumpet misery, scandal and chaos. BUT! As I wander down summer pathways and drive along our country roads I’m impressed by a recurring theme. Whether it’s the tiniest beetles I find on leaves or the rising of the moon, there is evidence of design–and of the Designer.
It’s the same when I gaze on the apparently bewildering display of creativity among flowers. Or the astounding intricacy of a snowflake. Or the various plumages of birds or even the blades of grass in a farmer’s field. Variety but not randomness fills our world with a richness and interest our busy lives usually lead us to ignore.
From sunsets to cloud formations, from eyesight to dandelion fluff all around us throbs the evidence of an omnipotent Creator. “Day after day they pour forth speech.” Too often our ears throb with a cacophony of artificially generated sounds.
Lord, help us to pause, to look around, and to lift our hearts in worship and praise–and even appeal. Truly, “this is my Father’s world.” This Father can bring order and redemption to our disordered and broken lives.