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Nature Reveals His Nature

Editorial by Ann Reynolds

Most of us have read the book of Genesis and the story of creation many times, but have you ever “read between the lines”? Have you taken the time to pause after each verse to contemplate the magnitude of what our Creator did for us and how He did it? He spoke, and it was created—incredible!

God’s voice is heard in His creation. The first book He gave us was on nature.

Ellen White writes, “We need no fanciful teaching regarding the personality of God. What God desires us to know of Him is revealed in His word and His works. The beautiful things of nature reveal His character and His power as Creator” (Life Sketches of Ellen G. White, p. 94).

As a grandmother, I love to take my 3-year-old grandson outdoors and see him get so excited by the nature around him, over finding a wooly caterpillar in the grass or watching him collect his “treasures” like pinecones, stones, sticks and feathers and hear him say, “Thank you, Jesus.”

In Job 12:7–9, we read, “But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you. Which of all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this?” (NIV).

We truly have a lot to thank our Creator for, as we marvel over the awesome gift of nature!

Ann Reynolds serves as the Children's Ministries director for the Chesapeake Conference.

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