Monday 9th February – Monday of week 5 of the year
Reflection: Genesis 1:1-19
APPRECIATING THE WONDERS OF GOD
It is essential for us to appreciate God’s work of creation. The beauty of creation leads us to see God’s wonders more clearly and helps us to make meaning out of life. Most of us do not understand how wonderful God is outside the personal blessings we receive from him. We do not see the beauty in his work (nature) around us.
Dear friends, find time to go to places with vegetation, flowers, waterfalls and other places that show forth the beauty of creation and appreciate God in his majesty and glory. The psalmist says in Ps104:24 “How many are your works, oh Lord! In wisdom you have made them all. The earth is full of your riches. Bless the Lord, my soul”. By appreciating the beauty of creation, we tap into God’s beautiful works and this beauty is added into our lives.
Such peaceful and quiet scenes such as parks, gardens and nature conservative areas are also very important for us in our quest to draw closer to God. They give us a break from the hustle and bustle of life and the noise around us, providing us with a serene atmosphere which allows us to get into fruitful meditation on God’s word.
God writes the gospel not in the Bible alone, but on trees and flowers and clouds and stars. – (Anonymous)
PRAYER: Lord God, please beautify my life just as you beautified the world. Help me to appreciate the works of your hand. Amen.
KNOW YOUR FAITH: YOUCAT 45 – Do natural laws and natural systems come from God also?
Yes. The laws of nature and natural systems are also part of God’s creation.
Man..is shaped by the order and the natural laws that God inscribed in his creation. A Christian does not simply do “whatever he wants”. He knows that he harms himself and damages his environment when he denies natural laws, uses things in ways contrary to their intrinsic order, and tries to be wiser than God, who created them.
HIDE A TREASURE: “The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims his handiwork” Psalm 19:1 RSV-CE
Today’s Readings: Genesis 1: 1-19; Psalm 104: 1-6, 10-12, 24, 35; Mark 6: 53-56