Daily Devotional


“For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So, they are without excuse.” Romans 1:20

The context of this verse is revealing the wrath of God on those who worship the creature rather than the Creator.  I want to draw your attention to the declaration that the things that God has made reveals his attributes, power and divine nature.  What did God make? Everything!  Our world, and everything in it—including us and the air we breathe. His creation should cause us to WONDER.  His creation screams that God is creative, powerful, artistic, WONDERFUL and worthy to be worshipped!

Sometimes we adults forget to wonder at His creation and how it prompts us to worship Him.  To recapture this wonder, we should look to the children.  They get it!  They wonder at the bug in the grass, the flower that smells so sweet, the cloud in the sky that takes the form of a bunny rabbit.  They don’t just acknowledge it all—they get excited—they wonder!
I remember back to a time when our girls were little.  We were packing up the car to leave on vacation.  One of our girls squealed in delight at a caterpillar weaving its path through the grass on the front lawn.  My husband wisely stopped packing the car and swatted down to observe the caterpillar with our daughter.  He then tickled her imagination by suggesting the caterpillar was on its way home to its family. The caterpillar’s name was, “Charlie.” God made Charlie.  After a few moments of enjoying the wonder with our daughter, my husband resumed the job of gathering our suitcases from the house to the car.  All of a sudden, we heard a scream, “You stepped on Charlie!” Yes, my husband squished Charlie.  It was not a pretty sight!
We ended up doing a funeral for Charlie before we left on vacation.  Oh, well he tried!

Seriously, if you have lost the wonder of God’s creation which points to his magnificence, look to the children.  Don’t get so busy that you miss the opportunity to see the world through the eyes of a child.  Stop what you are doing and look at the wonder on their face.  Look at the bug, the flower, the cloud.  Praise God for his beautiful, artistic, wondrous creation.  Lift your heart up and worship our wondrous God.

  • Let your kids teach you to wonder.  Pay attention to their new discovery! 
  • Teach your kids that nature prompts us to worship our Great God!
  • Take a trip to the Zoo and get excited with your kids over the creatures God created.
  • Sit in the grass and look at bugs with your kids.  JUST BE CAREFUL WHERE YOU STEP!      
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.
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