How many are your works, Lord! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. – Psalm 104:24
A man and his three-year-old daughter were strolling through the park one hot summer day, when the little girl suddenly asked, “Daddy, what’s that sound?”
With his little one at that age where every other phrase is a question, he wasn’t quite sure what his daughter was asking about. But after some coaxing he finally understood. “Those are cicadas,” he replied. “They’re bugs that come out during the summer time.”
The little girl listened intently for a while then exclaimed, “Daddy! They’re talking to me!” “What are they saying?” her daddy asked. “They’re saying, ‘Have fun at the park. God loves you!”’
Creation is singing a song every moment of every day and night. But most of the time we’re too preoccupied with the worries of life to hear it.
From the song of the morning lark to the evening chirp of crickets, each day brings you opportunities to join in the chorus of praise and see yourself through the eyes of the One who made it all.
So the next time you hear a choir of cicadas singing aloud, listen prayerfully and hear them say, “Have fun today. God loves you!”
Pray for ears to hear the song of creation around you. And ask God to help you join in the chorus of praise each day.
Questions for Thought
What’s one of the most beautiful things in creation you’ve ever seen?
How would taking time each day to praise God as Creator affect your attitude?