Recently I had the opportunity to accompany a troop of Boy Scouts at a week long summer camp at Camp Bonaparte in the Okanogan National Forest of Washington State here in the United States. Each morning before the scouts were up I would get a cup of coffee and go for a walk down near the lake. The camp had a chapel, but I chose to meet with God on my daily walk at the lake instead. The chapel area was beautiful and very well done, but I wanted to meet with God in the chapel He made, not one that man made.
We read the creation story in the book of Genesis, chapter 1. It is an awesome account of how God created the heavens and the earth just by speaking them into existence. All three of the trinity were present at creation, and all three, Father, Son, and Spirit, are present today. It is almost unfathomable to think that just by speaking the words, the earth was formed; by speaking the word the sun, moon, and stars were created. But that is exactly what happened.
As I stood by the side of the lake with the morning mist floating above it and the sun just peaking above the trees to the east, I could not help but be silent and in awe at what God had created and continues to create. The ecosystem He designed is absolutely magnificent! It is utterly inconceivable to think that all of this just happened. It is ridiculous to think that all of creation was not engineered by someone more powerful than we can imagine.
Take some time today to read Genesis chapter 1. After you read take a look outside your window; go for a walk or drive. Compare what God has created with what man creates. Thank God for His creation and ask Him to show it to you in the greatest of detail and ask Him to give you the broadest understanding of it. Enjoy His creation. Delight in the pictures he paints in the sky with the sun and the clouds. Enjoy the beauty of the moon and the stars at night. Sing along with the birds and the crickets. Worship God in His chapel. You’ll never be the same.