Nature’s Bounty…

By on August 24, 2012

“Nature is the living, visible garment of God.”
~Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

   

It’s easy to see God’s handiwork in a juicy peach or the mesmerizing glow of a setting sun. I can easily meditate on His goodness while savoring farm-fresh veggies straight from the Farmer’s Market or when I inhale the soothing scent of the lavender that grows outside my back door. I see God in the everyday because I look for Him in the everyday.

It’s no accident that our world is a symphony of magical tastes and textures and scents and sensations. God loves you and me and He designed our habitat as a vehicle for us to know Him more and to appreciate how deep His love is for us. But we have to want to know Him and want to see Him in the everyday. We have to slow down and listen to His voice in the roar of the ocean or in the soft lament of the Mourning Dove. Because isn’t it easy to take such things for granted? And isn’t it easy to respond to a few more emails or squeeze in time for another cup of coffee in lieu of a few minutes of quiet contemplation with the One who gives us our very breath? It’s so easy to get caught up in the mundane and miss the marvelous that just a few minutes with God provides.

Nature is the living, visible garment of God.” I make sure to look for God every day and I particularly enjoyed the exquisite beauty of His handiwork all around me while in Norfolk this past week. Nature’s bounty provided many a fine meal and the hours I spent lounging in the warm bay water remain dear to me. Yet though those fun times are past and I’m back to the everyday, God is always near. His Word says, “If you seek Him, He will be found.” Isn’t it just like God to make it so easy. I love easy, don’t you?

 

Originally posted on Cottage and Creek.

Lynn Minter

About Lynn Minter

Finding herself suddenly single after the pre-mature death of her husband at age forty-six led Lynn Minter on a journey of self-discovery which, like many of us, she’s still on today. Determined to walk by faith and not fear, Lynn shares her adventures as a young(ish) widow and empty-nester on her lifestyle blog Cottage and Creek. She and her late husband renovated several homes and as a result, Lynn developed a penchant for decorating and design, as well as a “can do” attitude which has helped her update her current 1952 brick cottage perched on the bank of Ellicott Creek in Western New York. A lover of all things vintage, Lynn showcases her found treasures on her blog as well as in her two Etsy shops, Estate of Mind and Dress Your Drawers. http://www.cottageandcreek.com

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Nature’s Bounty…