Psalms 104:24-25 (NASB) ‘O Lord , how many are Your works! In wisdom You have made them all; The earth is full of Your possessions. There is the sea, great and broad, In which are swarms without number, Animals both small and great. ‘
Due to the anti-rejection drugs and resulting immune suppression, I’ve been working from home the past two weeks. I wake in the morning, go through my getting ready routine much in the same way I would if I were going to the office. I structure my day and work through it, much in the same way I would if I were in the office. When I finish for the day, this is where my routine has changed. I’ve been working out for an hour or two before supper. Part of my routine has included either “rucking” (hiking with a weighted pack) or riding my mountain bike around my gravel roads. For those who know me, my spending time in the outdoors shouldn’t surprise you.
As I have spent this time outdoors these past couple weeks, I cannot help but think about the awesomeness of God’s creation, big and small, living and innate. As I move about, I’m struck by how it’s the same. Despite what is going on around us during this current state of emergency, God’s creation is the same. Life outside is doing the same thing it did last year at this time, the same as it has for all the years before. The rains are falling. The plants are greening up. The birds are singing and nesting and new life is being brought into existence all around us. This all continues to happen, despite what is going on around it.
I had a fun, silly little contest on Facebook yesterday. I thought I’d make up a little game and see what kind of response it would create. A young man came up with a clever response, so I awarded the prize to him. I put together a spring turkey hunting package for him, some calls, broadheads and socks. His mom told me that he was so incredibly shocked and excited when he found out he had won. You see, this young man has been looking forward to the coming turkey season. He sees the world greening up and all the things that come with this time of year. He KNOWS that God’s creation will continue on into the season, just as it has in the past. He knows the turkeys will be gobbling, looking for hens despite the turmoil in the rest of the world. He SEES it. He KNOWS it. Do you? What do you see? What do you KNOW? Have a blessed weekend.
Romans 1:20 ‘For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. ‘
In full pursuit of the greatest Trophy,