God's Creation

I own very few house plants. Why?

I forget to water them, so, they usually die. The only kind I can sort of manage are cactus types and I don’t even do great with them. But I can have outside plants. They seem to flourish. I have lilies that blossom with huge orange flowers each year and perennials that come back and actually bloom as well. Why? Because God takes care of them. He does a great job. This psalm is so lovely in its description of God’s care of our planet. “The trees of the Lord are well watered, the cedars of Lebanon that he planted. There the birds make their nests; the stork has its home in the junipers. The high mountains belong to the wild goats; the crags are a refuge for the hyrax.” Psalm 104:16-18

All of creation has been given by God and we get to enjoy its beauty. The plants, the trees, the wildlife, all bear testimony that a good God takes good care of them. By the way, I believe I’ve seen a hyrax. I didn’t even know what hyraxs were, but they are compared to coneys. Hyraxs? Coneys? I have to admit that I didn’t know what coneys were either until I saw some animals that looked like fat little ground hogs running over rocks. It was when I was in Israel close to the stream where Gideon numbered three hundred men. It made this verse come alive even more because crags in the rocks were a refuge for those animals, exactly like it says.

We serve a good God who watches over His wonderful creation and if He is concerned about birds, wild goats, coneys, hyraxs, and trees, how much more is He concerned about me?

You take such good care of the animals and the plants. But You also take such good care of me. Thank You Heavenly Father.

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