Today my heart was aching for Spring. I could hear the birds outside, joyously summoning the warmer days ahead, and I thought maybe, just maybe, I’d get to enjoy the sun! So I asked our government spy, Google Home, what the weather was like.
“It’s currently 35 degrees.”
And I sneered. Cold. No relishing in the glory of spring for me. But those birds! They were jubilant! Absolutely gleeful to be alive and free to praise the One who made them!
Cathedrals are glorious, indeed. They reach up to praise our God with their ingenious man-made splendor. But there is another cathedral we see His majesty exulted in.
“Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let the sea resound, and all that is in it. Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them; let all the trees of the forest sing for joy.” Psalm 96:11-12
All of creation is singing his praise!
I spoke in a previous reflection about God’s love language. But let’s not forget that, as any good lover, He knows how to send the best love letters to His beloved. He does not leave us starving for affection. If we have eyes to see it and a heart open to receiving it, you will find His embrace around us constantly. The difficulty is on our part. Are we taking the time to open ourselves up to Him?
One of the ways I connect with God is through nature. He douses me with love through it! I see His face in the golden-gray skies of Autumn. His smile shines down from the moon at me. I hear him in the billowing ocean and in the palm tree’s shiver. His fragrance will follow me - from childhood to my dying day - in every grass blade and lake breeze and wheat field. When I feel lost, He reminds me of His presence through His creation.
Take some time today to allow Him to send you a love letter in a way that you would long for. Do you need to hear how much He loves you in scripture? Or perhaps you feel Him best through heartfelt, bellowed-out singing? Maybe you are a learner and just adore Him through learning more about Him? Maybe it’s simply sitting in silence and allowing Him to hold your heart for a moment. Whatever it may be, let Him love you.
Because He truly loves you.
So, so much.
Take a Victory and a Blessing, my friends.