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Slow Down and See

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The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the earth. –Psalm 19:1-4

I love when the seasons change.  I find myself anxiously awaiting the first snow, the buds on the trees, the intense heat of a summer sun, and the vibrant reds, oranges and yellows on fall leaves.  Sometimes I find myself staring out the window in awe at the beauty outside.

I also love that our God is the Master Creator and that evidence of Him can be seen all over His creation.  In fact, according to the verse above, His creation proclaims Him.  It transcends language and cultural boundaries and reveals a side of God that is playful and breathtakingly beautiful.

Many times when the stressors of this world are getting to me, I leave my room and go out and experience God in His creation.  For me, it usually starts as a run which progresses into a jog and then a walk as I burn off steam.  As my heart rate and stress level calm down, my eyes are opened to everything I had been missing when I was solely focused on me.  I am always amazed at just how much I didn’t see when I was running past it.

Creation is one of the greatest ways to experience God.  It is a tangible representation that He is at work in the world around us.  I’ve been trying to appreciate it more lately.  To stop in my tracks and think about the incredible God we serve who created all of it.  To look up at the night sky and realize just how small I really am.  To appreciate the beauty in little things that I never would have noticed.  To stop missing it.

Summer is just around the corner and I find myself anxiously awaiting all the special things that come with the season.  I have included some of my favorite things to do in creation during the summer below…

Going to the beach and digging my toes in the sand…

Boating…

Witnessing moments like this…

Fishing…well, I am not the biggest fan, but I like to try new things. Salmon fishing was amazing…

Beautiful sunsets…

Curling up on a bench in a park with a good book or my thoughts…this park is one of my favorites…

Fresh raspberries from my garden…

This post is a little shorter for a reason.  Take some time to experience God in His creation today.  Thank Him for the little things that you often pass by.  Slow down and see.

(Many of the above photos taken by my Mom in lovely Minnesota and Wisconsin)

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