The cool night air and starry sky beckoned for me to come and enjoy. Quietly, I stole out of the house and took a seat on the deck. Once my 60-pound lap dog got herself situated on the chair with me, I laid back my head to take in the show. Meteorites were cascading across the dark sky. Some so brilliant my breath caught in wonder. Others so subtle I doubted my eyes. In the background, an orchestra of crickets and katydids were playing their fall medley. My soul feasted on the beauty and savored the knowledge that my Creator’s show never ends.
Since Adi’s arrival two years ago, I began doing something I hadn’t done since we said goodbye to our Brittany Spaniel 20 years ago. I began slowing down and getting outside for the simple reason of enjoying creation with a dog by my side. Whether Adi and I are strolling through the fields behind my childhood home or standing in our own backyard, I find the words “Speak Lord, your servant is listening” bubbling from my soul (1 Samuel 3:10) .
I believe that God in His masterful sculpting plants something in each of us that inspires us to be still in His presence, to listen, and stand in awe of his creation. Perhaps you’re drawn into creation by the lens of a camera, a gardening trowel, a blank canvas, a guitar, a kayak, a duck blind, a fishing rod . . . or the companionship of an animal.
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
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