“He sends the springs into the valleys; they flow among the hills. They give drink to very beast of the field; the wild donkeys quench their thirst. By them the bids of the heavens have their home; they sing among the branches. He waters the hills from His upper chambers; the earth is satisfied with the fruit of Your works.
He causes the grass to grow for the cattle, and the vegetation for the service of man, that he may bring forth food from the earth. And wine that makes glad the heart of man, oil to make his face shine, and bread which strengthens man’s heart. The trees of the Lord are full of sap. The cedars of Lebanon which He planted, where the birds make their nests; the stork has her home in the fir trees. The hills are for the wild goats; the cliffs are a refuge for the rock badgers.
He appointed the moon for seasons; the sun knows its going down. You make darkness and it is night, in which all the beasts of the forest creep about. The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their food from God. When the sun rises, they gather together and lie down in their dens. Man goes out to his work and to his labor until evening.” (Psalm 104:10-23)
The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof, the Bible says. Everything on this planet is important to Him. From greatest to the smallest of men, from the most powerful beast to the smallest insect, God’s provident care is seen in the way He orchestrated the ecosystem of this planet.
His provident care is unnoticed by most of us as we rush around in our man-made cities and all the trappings that we have created. But whenever we get back to nature, and spend time just quietly observing nature, we can see the hand of God in it all. Even in our man-made world, the sky points to His handiwork. The sun rises and sets like clockwork. The tides come in and go out like clockwork. The moon goes through its phases each month like clockwork. People plan their days and nights around the handiwork of God without even realizing it. People build precious memories with loved ones sitting and watching the sky at dawn or sunset.
Today, I challenge you to be aware of God’s handiwork today and say “thank You” to the Creator of it all. Tonight, if you can sit at sunset or after dark and just watch the sky and call His name. He will make Himself known to you. The Bible says to “draw near to Me and I will draw near to you.” When we notice His unnoticed blessings, HE NOTICES US…