The Journey to Awareness Lent Day 6

Nehemiah 9:6   You alone are the LORD. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you.

Romans 1:20  For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities– his eternal power and divine nature– have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.

Living in a small town in West Texas you are never far away from wide open spaces.  It is not hard to see a vast starry sky at night or a to watch clouds forming all kinds of shapes and images during the day.  It is not to hard to find a dove sitting on a wire or a hawk sitting on high vantage point.  All around us the natural world functions as God has decreed.

It is important to be aware of this wonder.  Jesus would retreat to be alone with the Father.  It might be a mountain, or a garden, or a stop on the side of the road.  Nature was aware of Jesus presence.  The rocks would worship Him if we did not.  The creation is groaning for His deliverance.  Until then it stands as a witness to us.  It function as God intended.  It does so and will continue to do say until God changes things.  This is natural revelation.  Deep in our hearts every person knows this is so.

During the season of Lent Spring will began to once again bring forth the cycle of life.  Out of Winters barren-ness will come the new life of seeds, of leaves, of baby birds, caterpillars, and all other kinds of life.  God reveals life.  God is about life.  God overcomes death.  There is no excuse for our ignoring the good desires to bring to us.