May 10, 2013

Nature Reveals God's Love

As travelers, we often admire the many gorgeous things in nature. We marvel upon a beautiful white-sand beach with its crystal-clear waters, upon a pristine mountain with its rugged ridges, upon a colorful coral reef, upon a majestic waterfalls, upon every stalactite and stalagmite, upon a spectacular sunrise or sunset, upon every rock formation.

The majestic Bito Falls in Javier, Leyte.

In nature, we see God's love revealed in a very distinct manner.

"Look at the wonderful and beautiful things of nature. Think of their marvelous adaptation to the needs and happiness, not only of man, but of all living creatures. The sunshine and the rain, that gladden and refresh the earth, the hills and seas and plains, all speak to us of the Creator's love." -Ellen G. White, Steps to Christ p. 9.

In nature, we see how glorious and mighty is our God.

"The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork."       -Psalm 19:1, KJV.

Even amidst nature's imperfections today, we can still see encouraging lessons of life.

"The world, though fallen, is not all sorrow and misery. In nature itself are messages of hope and comfort. There are flowers upon the thistles, and the thorns are covered with roses. 'God is love' is written upon every opening bud, upon every spire of springing grass. The lovely birds making the air vocal with their happy songs, the delicately tinted flowers in their perfection perfuming the air, the lofty trees of the forest with their rich foliage of living green -- all testify to the tender, fatherly care of our God and to His desire to make His children happy."                                                           -Ellen G. White, Steps to Christ p. 10.

The lovely flowers in East Visayan Adventist Academy, Javier, Leyte.

As you contemplate upon the beautiful work of God in nature, what can you see or feel? Share your thoughts here! 

6 comments:

  1. Seeing nature at its pure form just amazes how an unseen hands cultivates it.

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    1. You are right, Franc! There is really a Master Artist-- God!

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  2. I love that waterfall shot! It makes me want to attend more photography classes :)

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    1. Hello Kim! Thanks for appreciating! Yeah, I love photography lessons too.. :)

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  3. Amazing shots! The waterfall is absolutely gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you so much, Erika! Nature is indeed beautiful...

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