The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of His hands.
Day after day they pour forth speech;
Night after night they display knowledge.
There is no speech or language
Where their voice is not heard.
Their voice goes out into all the earth,
their words to the ends of the world.

In the heavens He has pitched a tent for the sun,
Which is like a bridegroom coming forth from his pavilion,
Like a champion rejoicing to run his course.
It rises at one end of the heavens
and makes its circuit to the other;
nothing is hidden from its heat.

(Psalm 19 : 1-6)

What better place to see the wonder and power of God than in the nature He created. We need only look at the birds soaring through the air and we marvel at a God who created gravity, yet allowed His creation control over it.

It is not only the power and might of God that we see in nature, we are also able to discover the relationship that exists between humankind and God. This becomes possible when we look at the relationship between humankind and nature. God created this miracle of life for us, with all its wonders and marvels. He entrusted it to our care and yet we go about, deliberately at times, unintentionally at times, destroying this miracle we have been given.

There are a small minority who diligently nurture the miracle of life that is our free gift. A large majority, however, continue their existence oblivious to this unique miracle, and in their ignorance they waste the life that is theirs.

This is not only true of the miracle of life that is nature, but the miracle of eternal and abundant life that is offered to all by God (John 4 : 1-26 and 39-42). There are those who take and use this abundant life to the full. On the other hand there are those who spend their lives searching for this life, but never simply reach out and take it.

We need to become good stewards of the miracle of life, both in nature and in our own lives. We need to become aware of nature and how we can best care for it. We also need to become aware of the life offered us by God, and make the most of that gift in our lives.