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All Creation Testifies

When I was a little girl I would wake up early in the morning and tip toe down the stairs from my upstairs bedroom until I got to the bottom step and I would sit and wait. From that bottom step I had a perfect view of my parent’s bedroom door and I would wait for my dad to wake up and start the day.    I would then get ready to go to the barn with him to start the morning milking.  As he worked I would tag along and we would talk, time spent alone together.  I loved mornings.

I still love the mornings.  Contrary to public perception I don’t love the mornings so I can get to work and start the busyness of my day.  I love the morning because there is such a quiet peace and stillness in the air. The morning sun, the glistening dew, the chirping of birds, it is absolute beauty. Personally, when I experience the beauty and stillness of the morning all my heart can do is give praise back to God. It is in those moments that I am blessed by the beauty of His creation, I am overwhelmed with His love, and I am in awe of his power and greatness.  There is nothing else I want to do in that moment but spend time alone with my Heavenly Father.  It is in those moments that I truly feel his presence and my greatest desire is to pour out my heart in prayer.  I want to share everything with Him, my needs, my hurts, my failings, and my heart of gratitude, praise and thanksgiving.

 My thoughts and feelings resonate the with the words of Christian artist Nicole Mullen in her song entitled "Redeemer”

Who taught the sun
Where to stand in the morning
And who taught the ocean
You can only come this far
And who showed the moon
Where to hide till evening
Whose words alone can
Catch a falling star

Well I know my Redeemer lives
I know my Redeemer lives
All of creation testifies
This life within me cries
I know my Redeemer lives

The line of her song, "All creation testifies,” is related to the verse found in Romans 1:20.  In the New Living Translation it reads, "For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. "Creation and nature around us does gives us a deeper picture of who God is and I believe one way He reveals himself to us.

I understand not everyone is a morning person.  However in the busyness of life you need to find those moments and those places to breathe in and experience the beauty of God’s creation and to feel his presence.   In our media rich, fast-paced, pressure driven world we are losing out on the opportunity to experience God through His Creation and we need to intentionally set time aside.  As it reads in Psalm 46:10, "Be still and know that I am God.”  For some it may be on a fishing boat, others a golf course, it may be taking in a sunset, or sitting on a beach, or simply time spent on your back deck, wherever it may be find your place.  Yes, I loved those mornings as a little girl spent with my dad, but nothing can compare to the morning moments I now spend with my Father, my Creator, and my Redeemer.  It is in those moments, that I can truly say, "I know my Redeemer lives.” 

 

Julie Scrivens

Principal – Sonrise Christian Academy

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