The Creator of all good things on this planet has surrounded us with nature’s beauty, which is to attract and interest in our minds that will help us see the unseen.
Romans 1:20 – For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.
It is through the power of the Creator and through His design that all should associate the glories of nature with His character of love and what He has done for us all.
Psalms 77:11 – I will remember the works of the LORD: surely I will remember thy wonders of old.
When we truly study the book of nature, it is at that moment when everyone will find it to be a wonderful source for contemplating just how much God’s infinite love truly is. Nature reveals who God is to the true seeker.
Matthew 7:7-8 – Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
When the doors of truth begins to open from our searching, it is there as well where we can see how Christ has clearly linked His great lessons with our daily toils and experiences through the six days we are permitted to toil. The Seven day Sabbath of rest and the lessons we had during the week, we can find the link with nature as we remember the Lord’s works of old. Through the plowing and sowing in our life, and the tilling and reaping that occurs; it is there also where Christ is teaching us great lessons to learn from, it is there where we can see an illustration of the Creator’s work of grace in the hearts of all who will open their hearts to the Author of love. So, in all lines of useful labor and in every association of things that may happen in our lives, it is there where Christ desires us to find a wonderful lesson in His divine truths. If we sow in righteousness then we shall reap in mercy.
Hosea 10:12 – Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for [it is] time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.
When we draw our attention to the lessons in our everyday life, when we learn to link it to nature, we can see Christ speaking to us, and when we come to see Christ and understand who He is through His nature of love, there we will also become firm in love. It is there in the works of Christ in nature that we will continually be reminded of our Creator and all that our Redeemer has done for us and just how much He love us with an everlasting love.
Jeremiah 31:3 – The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, [saying], Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.
When we learn fix our minds on Christ, spend time fixing it on nature, linking it with our every day toils, learning from our lessons, it is then our thoughts of Jesus will run like a thread of gold through all things that we may encounter in a fallen world. When we continually look to Christ in His lessons, we shall forever be learning new heavenly truths; we shall continue then to grow into the pure image of Christ and be that peculiar people that is fixed and grounded in righteousness.
1 Peter 2:9 – But ye [are] a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:
And as we see Christ more, as we draw closer to Him in righteousness it is there too where we can see how the Great Teacher brings His hearers into contact with Him through nature, so that they might listen to the voice which speaks in all created things; and our hearts will become tender, and our minds will become more receptive, so to interpret the spiritual teaching of the scenes which we are beholding. In Christ lessons there is something to interest every mind, which will appeal to every heart. And thus, our daily tasks, instead of being a mere round of great toil, deprived of higher thoughts, will be brightened and uplifted by the constant reminders of the spiritual and the unseen.
Psalms 8:9 – O LORD our Lord, how excellent [is] thy name in all the earth!