Seeing God in Creation

A few weeks ago, I traveled to Europe to visit our former exchange student Silvana Milic. Wanting us to make the most of our visit, Silvana took us to see many different parts of her country as well as areas in Italy and Montenegro. One thing that impacted me during our travels was the beauty of the world God created. The Lord’s artistry dominated every landscape we encountered.

Too often, I hurry through life, focused on accomplishing the tasks of the day. Going on vacation makes me slow down. I have the opportunity to breathe in the beauty of nature around me. After my travels, I determined to notice and appreciate more the Lord’s handiwork in the world around me. I wanted to allow you to do the same, so I have included in today’s blog some of the scenery from my trip as well as scriptures to accompany it. May we declare as the psalmist does in Psalm 139:14, NASB: “Wonderful are Your works, and my soul knows it very well.”

 

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Plitveca National Park, Croatia

“For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—His eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made.”  Romans 1:20

 

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Plitveca National Park, Croatia

“Deep calls to deep in the roar of Your waterfalls.” Psalm 42:7

 

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Montenegro

“By day the Lord directs His love, at night His song is with me—a prayer to the God of my life.”  Psalm 42:8

 

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Plitveca National Park, Croatia

“But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you. Which of all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? In His hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.” Job 12:7-10

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Montenegro

“For, lo, He forms the mountains, and creates the wind, and declares unto man what is His thought, that makes the morning darkness, and treads upon the high places of the earth, The LORD, The God of hosts, is His name.” Amos 4:13

 

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Plitveca National Park, Croatia

“And God saw everything that He had made, and behold, it was very good.” Genesis 1:31

 

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Plitveca National Park, Croatia

“Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for Thee.” Jeremiah 32:17

 

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Montenegro 

“He cuts out rivers among the rocks; and His eye sees every precious thing.” Job 28:10

 

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Plitveca National Park, Croatia

“O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth!” Psalm 8:3-9

 

Question: How have you observed the Lord in nature? Comment at the link below.

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