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  • Len Rempel

Catching a Glimpse of God's Creation

Genesis chapter one describes the activities of the creator God as creation took shape through the spoken words of God.“Let the earth put forth vegetation:plants yielding seed, and fruit trees of every kind on earth that bear fruit with the seed in it.” Later God also said, “Let the waters bring forth swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the dome of the sky.” [Genesis 1:11, 20]

God’s creation is all around us but sometimes we need to have eyes to see it.The great mountains and mighty rivers leave me in awe.I have also seen elephants, giraffes, bears, and great wild cats and I am amazed at the sight of these wonderful animals.

But in amongst the large and awe-inspiring parts of creation, there are the small and seemingly insignificant.Can we see God’s creative work in the tiny plants that we step on as we walk; do we see God’s creative work in the insect that we wave our hands at without even seeing?

Sometimes we need to see with our hearts more than our eyes.We can experience God in many ways if we are willing to open ourselves up to unexpected beauty.One of my favourite pastimes is photography — seeing the world through the camera lens.What a joy it is to look at a photograph and notice something I didn’t even realize I was photographing.

​One writer describes photography as “receiving photos” instead of taking them.I have certainly experienced this through some of the pictures that I have received.I would like to share some of these images with you and pray you will also receive a blessing.As we seek to catch glimpses of God’s creation may we also be brought into God’s presence.​

He put before them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field; it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.” [Matthew 13:31-32, NRSVue]

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