Creation Sings the Father’s Song

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Last devotional for October. And come November, I’m putting myself up to a challenge. Every post in November will have the theme of gratitude, or something to be thankful for. Because November is for giving thanks, but October is for focusing on the amazing creation around us.

But, before I start, let me ask a question: how often do we hear the term or name, Mother Nature?

“Mother Nature is giving us a heatwave” “Mother Nature is sure showing whose boss” Every act and force of nature is blamed on Mother Nature. Now, what I have to say next, may come as a shock, so brace yourself…but…there is no mother nature.

*Cue the tires screech breaking, people yelling, and the earth’s shattering shock of silence*

That’s right, no mother nature melts our ice cream or rains on our picnics. Mother nature is not an old lady who gives wisdom from a tree…oh, wait, wrong mother!

Either way, there is no mother behind the occurrences of nature. Only an Omnipotent God who changes the times and the seasons gives us the weather and creates the most beautiful colors in Autumn.

No matter the season, God’s awesome power and creativity is seen in nature.

Psalm 104 is entitled ‘God the Creator and Provider’ or ‘Praise to the Sovereign Lord for His Creation and Providence.’ The whole chapter (35 verses) is all about God’s creation. The Psalmist spares no detail when describing God’s glory in creation. The flow of the Psalm loosely follows the order of creation as first told in Genesis.

Verse 5 talks about Day One of creation

You who laid the foundations of the earth,

So that it should not be moved forever,

People believe that the world is falling apart, and maybe it is, but God has His hand on the world and He is not letting go.

Verses 19-20 refers to day and night

19 He appointed the moon for seasons;

The sun knows its going down.

20 You make darkness, and it is night,

In which all the beasts of the forest creep about.

And verses 24 talks of the things God created

24 O Lord, how manifold are Your works!

In wisdom You have made them all.

The earth is full of Your possessions—

Do you see what the Psalmist wrote? The earth is full of Your possessions. The earth and everything in it are God’s. Not ours.

Verses 26-27 talks of the sea and it’s inhabitants

25 This great and wide sea,

 In which are innumerable teeming things,

Living things both small and great.

26 There the ships sail about;

There is that Leviathan

Which You have made to play there.

God created the world and us. What things God created, He not only created for us but for Him as well. Because the world is God’s masterpiece, and just like an artist with a painting, He created the world the way He wanted it. He designed it perfectly, God even put in animals just for fun. Looks at verse 26 again,

26 There the ships sail about;

There is that Leviathan

Which You have made to play there.

There are many different opinions on what the Leviathan was or is. Common opinions are; a dinosaur, whale, or alligator. God takes delight in the creation He created. Just look at the platypus, zebra, and kangaroo.

If you take the time and look at some animals, you can see the hand of an all-powerful and somewhat humorous God. And it should be quite humbling.

But, if you look beyond the animals, and into creation and nature itself, you find things created by a God that has no limit in His imagination. And it is quite obvious during Autumn. The colors are so bold, it is as if they are giving praise to God.  

When God created the world, He could have just had everything black and white, or just dull colors.

But He didn’t, He gave us a color palette that goes way beyond black and white. And we get to be a part of it, and we should be somewhat humbled that God gave us what He did.

Psalm 8:3-5 says

3 When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,

The moon and the stars, which You have ordained,

4 What is man that You are mindful of him,

And the son of man that You visit him?

5 For You have made him a little lower than the angels,

And You have crowned him with glory and honor.

This verse hones in on the humility part. Because think about who we are. Sinners, dust, feeble-minded compared to God.

There is a song by Casting Crowns that is a favorite, it is called ‘Who am I?’ and the first part of the song is…

Who am I, that the Lord of all the earth

Would care to know my name, would care to feel my hurt?

Who am I, that the Bright and Morning Star

Would choose to light the way

For my ever wandering heart?

Who are we that the Creator of the Universe, the One who changes the seasons and times, the One who spoke the world into existence, the Perfect Great I Am, would want to create such an amazing world for us?

To give us beautiful seasons like Autumn. Well, we can enjoy all that, because of love.

Even though we are sinners, God loves us, and He wants to give us good things, and creation is one of those things.

We should feel blessed, humbled and thankful for what God has created for us.

3 When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,

The moon and the stars, which You have ordained,

4 What is man that You are mindful of him,

And the son of man that You visit him?

5 For You have made him a little lower than the angels,

And You have crowned him with glory and honor.