“There is no creature so small and abject, but it reflects the goodness of God.”
– Thomas A Kempis
Amidst the noise and bustle of the modern world, it can be difficult to find time to simply sit and listen. Yet it is often in the quiet times when the Lord speaks most clearly to us.
In 1 Kings 19:11, the Lord tells Elijah to “stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.” As Elijah waits, he is witness to a powerful wind, an earthquake, and a fire, yet God is not in any of these loud and awesome forces. Instead, Elijah finds the Lord in “a gentle whisper” (1 Kings 19:12).
Scientist George Washington Carver puts it wonderfully: “I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.”
This Sunday, even as we are surrounded by the winds, earthquakes, and fires of our own lives, let us take time to “tune in” to the beauty of God’s creation around us and to thank the Lord for all He has done.