One of my favorite times of the year is the fall. I love the beauty of the trees and all the different interesting fall activities that we have all around us. The changing of the colors reminds me of the great designer the universe. In fact we are reminded in Scripture of just how magnificent our Creator God is. The psalmist stated it beautifully when he writes in the 19th Psalm, “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows his handiwork. Day unto day utters speech and night unto night reveals knowledge. There is no speech nor language where their voice is not heard,” (v.1-3 NKJV). In this Psalm the author tells us that both nature and the Word of God show the majestic excellence of their Author. The word “declare” means to announce or to make known. All of creation is an outstretched finger pointing towards God. Have you ever considered the idea when you’ve looked up into a beautiful starry night that your daddy made that? To get a concept of how great and vast our God is we must look into the boundless expanse of space. He is the designer who holds it all together. When we consider the complexity of the universe and the power and majesty of God that should result in an overflowing fountain of praise to God from our lives. Day and night the heavens declare the glory of God and so should we. A few weeks ago as I was blogging there was a 200 mile an hour storm called Patricia that was hammering the west coast of Mexico. It was the strongest recorded winds in a hurricane in this part of the world. But nature is a universal revelation of God. We cannot control it nor can we guide it, only God in heaven is the one who can do that. And yet when we turn to the pages of the New Testament we find that it is in fact the Lord Jesus Christ who threw the heavenlies into place. We read in Colossians 1 these words- “He (that is Jesus) is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things and in Him all things consist,” (1:15-17 NKJV). John in his gospel states the same principle when he tells us –“all things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made”, (John1:3 NKJV). When we bow our knee to worship our creator God we also bow our knee to worship the sustainer God, the Lord Jesus Christ. When people talk about mother nature remind them that there is a God in heaven who used His Son as the agent in all of creation. Remind them also that not only is the Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, the agent of creation and the sustainer of all of life itself but He is also the Redeemer. Jesus took on humanity so that He could save us. Enjoying nature and the handiwork of God is all part of a broader experience of being a new creation in Christ. Jesus brings a different perspective to all of life’s happenings. All praise to our great Savior.