I understand how the garden must have called Jesus’ name.
I understand the urge to escape from all that screams and find comfort in all that whispers.
At the very same time, I wonder what Jesus thought about as He walked through the tall grass and brightly-colored flowers?
What was on His mind as birds chirped, drowning out the chaos of the crowds He had just left behind?
Did He ever have a moment where His mind flash backed to the first garden…………
“Let the water teem with living creatures,
and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.”
Did He ever smile as He watched a flower bloom and reflect on these words,
“Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.”
He was there after all.
He heard those words the first time they were spoken.
He saw everything appear at the mere mention of its name.
The Creator had spoken so that one day His creation could speak to you and to me.
When doubt whispers in my ear or the craziness of this life makes even one more step seem like more than I can bear,
nothing does my soul better than a good, long walk.
Looking all around.
As I look, I’m reminded that this world is way too amazing for anything but an amazing Creator.
In the studying of the tiniest detail of all that surrounds me,
I immediately see the depth of planning and creativity needed to make such a perfect world.
Are you struggling?
Filled with doubt?
Take a little walk.
Let creation speak to you today.
“Ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds of the air, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish of the sea inform you. Which of these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.”
“Praise the Lord from the earth, you great sea creatures and all ocean depths, lightning and hail, snow and clouds, stormy winds that do his bidding, you mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars, wild animals and all cattle, small creatures and flying birds.”