I have recently decided to start walking every evening. I really enjoy it and it has quickly become a stress reliever. Normally I listen to music, like Brooke Fraiser, on my phone while I walk, but last night my phone died halfway through my walk and I couldn't listen to my music anymore. At first I was sort of bummed, but then as I kept walking I realized how much I was missing out on by being distracted by the music.
All around I could sense God's presence; His beauty. But I had noticed none of it before my phone died.
I could hear the birds chirping, people talking. I could see the breeze gently flowing through the trees and stirring up the grass. I could feel the sun's heavenly warmth on my back. Ahhhh.
But I also saw people. People who were moving through life just as I had been until my phone died. Too busy to stop and worship their Savior every moment they can.
I saw nature celebrating God's gift of life, His creativity. But I know that God wants us to worship Him; to celebrate Him. Everyday to be thankful and joyful because of Him.
I had a song in my heart last night - still do. My song is nature's melody. Every time I feel the wind, or hear a bird, or see a squirrel do its funny hop/run thingy, I want to rejoice. Yes! I'm alive! Believing that if God can care so deeply for something so small, that of course He cares ever so much more deeply for me.
I choose to see God in the little things. I want to be still so I can hear Him whisper my name in the wind. Stand in the rays of the sun and feel His love cover me. Capture me. Make me whole.
My prayer is that everyone would truly hear nature's melody. Not being in awe of nature, but the One who created it.
But he said, "If they kept quiet, the stones would do it for them, shouting praise. Luke 19:40 MSG
Thank you, Devin, for this beautiful picture of our Creator and His love for us.