by Terry Stead
One of the things I have always loved to do is kick off my shoes and sit in the grass – to actually lie on the grass is even better. You can feel the coolness of the green blades and also feel the earth beneath you. To me it seems as if I am actually attached to God. Now I know that God is always part of me and I give thanks for that every day, but when I am there on the grass I feel that I am physically connected to the Living One.
I sit or lie there and my mind goes back to the wonderful story of creation in the first book of Genesis and what an incredibly exciting, wondrous story it is. Everyone has read and also listened to many sermons where this story has been shared. We believe God created our universe and yet I think we need to sometimes become immersed once again in just how exciting and wondrous the world around us is.
So… back to lying on the grass, relaxed, and if I keep still and listen I can hear birds singing out to each other and maybe male crickets rubbing their wings together cheerfully. The warm breeze catches the leaves of the plants around me and out of the corner of my eye I see a flower blazing yellow against the bright green of its leaves and perhaps a red and black lady bug is walking very busily among the petals. To me, all these things are every day miracles and I can revel in creation and know that we are made in God’s image and likeness.
If you have time this month read again the 1st Chapter of the book of Genesis and relate it to all that is around you.
Creator God, how wondrous is your creation. We marvel at how everything has its place and season. Help each of us to become more aware of what is happening around us so that we can appreciate the everyday miracles which are before us. Amen
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