I am a very visual person. I learn best by seeing, I think in pictures, and as such, I see God constantly in creation. It comes naturally to me. I see a flower and all the intricate colors, or the design on a leaf, or the colors of a sunset or the majesty of a mountain and am immediately drawn to my Creator, Jesus. As John 1:3 reminds us;

3Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.

When I hang out with my kids outside I pause often, showing them flowers, and bugs, and leaves and trees, and they seem to love it…looking around and experiencing things for the first time. This got me thinking – do you and I get so busy that we stop looking for God in our lives around us? Or perhaps more to the point, do we stop seeing God? He is there…He is everywhere. He is in us, through Christ, and He is constantly working. I want my relationship with Christ to be like my children’s relationship with the world around them – each day is a day of discovery, of new things, of new colors and experiences, a day of seeing God at work in my life and in the world around me.

13 People were bringing little children to Jesus to have him touch them, but the disciples rebuked them. 14When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 15I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it. (Mark 10:13-15)

12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation (Psalm 51:12a)

Put these verses together and I think it hits what I’m talking about. I want my relationship with Christ to, in some ways, mirror elements of childlike-faith, and a constant joy of the salvation that God brings. And I believe a big part of that is found in “seeing God”…and one of the ways He reveals Himself to us is through His creation. Take time today to look for and see God…and may His revelation return to you the joy of His salvation.

In His Grip

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