Bird Song and Butterfly Wings

Posted by on Sep 8, 2012 in Articles | 0 comments

“I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune.” 

~George Washington Carver


The morning breeze rippled the curtains.  Sunlight streamed between the slats of the mini-blinds –  a warm caress on my cheek.  Together, the breeze and the sun seemed to be saying, “Come on.  Get up.  Join us in this beautiful morning!”


How could I not throw back the covers and plant my feet on the floor?  I stretched, breathed deeply the fresh morning air and answered the call to rise.  Before long, coffee in hand, I was making my way into the yard.  I had to be a part of the morning.


I know – I spend a lot of timing writing about the world around me.  I can’t help it.  How can I not listen intently to the sweet morning melody of the birds, or delight in the fluttering of delicate butterfly wings at noon?  How could I not be breathless as I observe the slow turning of the flowers’ blossoms as they follow the movement of sun during the day, ever facing the sunlight?  The moon never ceases to call me as it rises to rule the night sky.  The stars wink back as I search the night sky for their light.  At day break, the cycle begins again.


I rejoice in the creation of our God.  He called it into existence.  He has blessed us with His greatness, honored us with His inclusion in this great masterpiece.  “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.  The Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there He put the man whom He had formed.”  Genesis 2:7-8.


“He planted a garden and there put the man whom He had formed…”  God planted a garden – grass swaying in the breeze, trees stretching their branches into the sky, their leaves clapping in praise to our God.  Birds singing songs of worship, flowers dancing to the tune, butterflies batting their wings joyously to the song.  Fruit springs from the tree branches, the sweet aroma perfuming the air.  What a beautiful picture!  More beautiful, though, is God’s desire to share it with us.  He put there the man whom He had formed – you and me – even now as sinners, broken and fallen, yet loved by our Maker and saved by our Savior.


The Father’s love, the Son’s obedience and sacrifice – our redemption.  “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.  For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”  John 3:16-17.


We are loved, blessed and honored to be included in God’s mighty plan.  His incredible creation reminds us of His indescribable majesty.  The world He has created reminds us of who He is.  Bird song calls us to listen, the sun shouts to us to see, and the butterfly’s wings beckon us to notice that everything small and great is a precious gift from the Lord.  And we are a part of it!

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