Psalm 147:16-17, “He gives snow like wool; He scatters the frost like ashes; He casts out His hail like morsels”
It’s important for all who have professed faith in Jesus Christ to nourish their spiritual lives. This is accomplished by reading the Bible, having daily devotions, praying, fellowshipping with like believers in Christ, and worshiping the Lord. But there’s another way of learning about God that we often forget and that is observing the wonders of nature. The psalmist often expressed amazement and wonder as he saw God in the everyday occurrences of nature. A good example of this is found in Psalm 47. Verses 7 through 11 tell us that the God who causes the rain to fall and the grass to grow to provide food for birds and beasts is not pleased when man relies on his own strength or on the strength of his animals. Instead, the Lord delights in those who hope and trust in Him. Then in verses 12 through 18, the psalmist reiterated that the Lord of all creation takes responsibility for His children’s protection, blessing, peace, and provisions by controlling the snow, the frost, the hail, the icy winds, and the warm breezes. As a further illustration, the French scientist Rene Antoine Ferchault de Reaumur, examined a wasp nest in the year 1719, and noted that it seemed to be made of a type of crude pasteboard. However, after further investigation, he discovered that most of the material was obtained from tree fibers. As a result of this study, the first successful production of paper from wood pulp was achieved. Yet, God had instilled this ability in the wasp at the dawn of history. Psalm 104:24 puts it this way, “O LORD, how manifold are Your works! In wisdom You have made them all”.
My friend there are millions of similar wonders in our world today, more than enough to convince anyone with an open mind and a searching heart that a great and all-wise Creator brought them into being. It’s God who reminds the sun to rise at its appointed time every morning and He is the One who keeps the earth steadily rotating at tremendous speed. It’s God who feeds the sparrow and dresses the lilies of the field in their entire splendor. It is God who guides the feathered flocks southward in the autumn and then brings them north again in the spring. Thus, as we nourish our souls with God’s precious Word, let us also be ever so mindful and observe His ways in nature. Whenever possible, we should go outside and see, feel, and smell what’s there and look up to God our Creator in adoration, gratitude, praise and worship.
The natural world bears the signature of a supernatural Creator.