The summer before I left for college, I took a job as a kitchen hand at a camp in Colorado. Situated on a mountain 11,000 feet above sea level, our little camp had some of the most astonishing views. The very best of these views could be seen from the front porch of our lodge.
That summer I became a morning person. Each dawn, the promise of a warm cup of coffee drew me from my cozy cabin and across the frosted lawn. I would situate myself on the porch and open God’s Word, but I rarely stayed focused on reading for long. God’s creation never failed to woo me: a hawk would swoop and dive overhead. A deer would saunter across the sports field. The sunlight would shift, highlighting ridges I hadn’t noticed before.
Each and every morning filled me with wonder as I realized the God who intentionally placed those mountains also intentionally placed the freckle on my nose. The Creator who dreamed up the owl also dreamed of me. The One who cared for these trees cared enough to die on one for me. How could it possibly be?
Today’s verse reminds us that every inch of God’s creation is filled with His glory. Every shining star and blade of grass reveals something of His heart. This Christmas, I pray we would look at the world around us with fresh eyes and join in the wonder it is proclaiming. From the tiniest snowflake to your child’s smile, may the Holy Spirit speak to your heart through the wonder of His creation. Merry Christmas!
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