By Zach Wood
Psalm 95:3-7 (NLT)
“For the Lord is a great God, a great King above all gods. He holds in his hands the depths of the earth and the mightiest mountains. The sea belongs to him, for he made it. His hands formed the dry land, too. Come, let us worship and bow down. Let us kneel before the Lord our maker, for he is our God. We are the people he watches over, the flock under his care. If only you would listen to his voice today!”
Kids never cease to amaze us, do they? It seems they are always looking for ways to be creative, goofy and get us to laugh at the silly things they do. One of the greatest things kids do often is getting the parent’s attention to look at something they’ve found. When they discover something, there is sheer excitement and it doesn’t stay bottled up.
Children are always so excited to show parents new discoveries. However, it’s not always a new discovery, but could just be a simple noticing of God’s wonderful creation. My girls often find things outside and with other friends and they get so excited about it. They quickly want to show mommy and daddy. It’s in these times that God wants to teach us, as adults, to stop and take time to notice the simple, wonderful things of God’s creation.
Kids are great at getting us adults to stop and take life in. We tend to get so caught up and busy with daily life that we forget to take notice of the many simple blessings God gives us to enjoy in His creation. In this Psalm passage, I am reminded that God wants to get my attention so that I don’t miss moments of just stopping to admire His creation all around me. He wants to speak to us. He wants to show us things that are all around us that we so often forget to notice.
God wants to remind us of His Majesty in any way He can. He wants us to never forget how amazing, powerful and beautiful He is. Wherever we go and whatever we are doing, we can always be reminded of God’s wonderful creation and how beautiful He has made things. Do we take the time to stop and take this in? Do we take the time to admire and praise Him for all He has given to us to enjoy? He is a great and mighty God and He deserves our praise.