September 20, 2021

But ask the beasts, and they will teach you; the birds of the heavens and they will tell you, or the bushes of the earth and they will teach you, and the fish of the sea will declare to you. Who among all these does not know that the hand of the LORD has done this? (Job 12:7-9)
As my Devotion time had me reading in Job chapter 12 this morning, as I read (vs. 7-9), it reminded me of an old children’s book titled “The Story of Doctor Doolittle”? Doctor John Doolittle was a doctor who shunned human patients in favor of animals because he claimed he could speak and hear their languages. Although Doctor Doolittle’s ability to talk to and understand animals is fictional, (Job 12:7-9) tells us, “But ask the beasts, and they will teach you; the birds of the heavens and they will tell you, or the bushes of the earth and they will teach you; the fish of the sea will declare to you.”
God’s creation speaks to us daily, both audibly and visually, as (Psalm 19:1-6) states it this way, “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words, whose voice is not heard. Their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them, he has set a tent for the sun, which comes out like a bridegroom leaving his chamber, and, like a strong man, runs its course with joy. Its rising is from the end of the heavens, and its circuit to the end of them, and there is nothing hidden from its heat.”
Friends, may we enjoy God’s creation every day; He created it for our enjoyment and His Glory. Would you pray with me?
Loving Father and Creator of all, I come to You today deeply grateful for Your creation. As I look around me, I am amazed at all that You have made. Nature around me speaks of Your greatness – the vast expanse of the sky, the mountains, trees, lakes, and streams speak of Your grand design. You have given us such beauty in the colors of the rainbow, the beauty of flowers and fields. Words cannot adequately express the magnificence of all You have created. I join in praise with the writer of the psalms when he says, “O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth.” May I show my love and reverence to You, my Father, by caring for all that You have created? I humbly give You praise and thanks. Amen.

God Bless and have a Blessed Day, Friends <><

 

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