“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 people are without excuse.” Romans 1:20
I like to think that when I meet my Lord, everything will make sense. I envision that all sorts of seemingly unrelated loose ends will suddenly be perfectly integrated. All the parts will come together to form one whole. And the whole will be simple — like a circle. Until that day, as I seek to know Him better, He leads me to little treasures. A recent recurring theme has been God’s revelation through creation. When I take time to stop and examine what He’s made, it leaves me awestruck. And then there are the Scriptures I’ve read where Jesus uses what we find in nature to teach. He said He is the good Shepherd who lays down his life for his sheep. He taught about “living water” and how He is “the Light,” to name but a few.
And then, one day, synthesis:
“He created sheep so He could teach sinners about how He is the Good Shepherd. He created birds to help His redeemed people live less anxious lives. He created camels to teach how hard it is for those who trust in riches to enter heaven. He created lilies and roses so He could compare Himself with them. He created water to explain how He refreshes and revives the thirsty.” David Murray from Jesus on Every Page