All Creatures of Our God and King
As we live in the hope of the resurrection, we can be uplifted through God’s incredible creation. Melodye Thompson recently read this devotion and found it very encouraging.
“I life up my eyes to the mountains, where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:1-2
When I received some unwelcome news, I knew life would go on, but it would be harder. My heart ached. That weekend my husband drove me to the mountains so I could find peace. We hiked through an old forest, rich with the scent of cedar. Birds chattered from the treetops and wildflowers bloomed. I repeated a silent prayer, “Help me see You and hear You, Jesus. I feel so alone.” No answer came. Feeling empty, I walked on. We passed a small waterfall and sat beside a still deep pool, its water clear as glass. I leaned over the surface and spied my reflection.
I’d spent hours begging Jesus to comfort me. All the while, He’d called to me in the melody of a birdsong and the sweet music of a rushing brook. I’d felt His hug as sunlight warmed my back. He’d written a love song across the sky as sun rays shone through the puffy clouds. A wave of peace washed over me.
Jesus doesn’t always speak in a way that is easy to understand. He doesn’t plaster His love on billboards or purchase airtime on radio stations. Instead, He calms us with His creation, releases us from worry, freeing us to experience the sublime joy of His presence.
(Heidi Gaul, Mornings with Jesus, 2021.)
Faith Action Step: Go outside. What do you see, hear or smell? Flowers blooming, birds singing and the aroma of spring? Notice the ways that God is lavishing His love on you.