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A Devotion: Nature Proclaims the Creator

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This is one of my devos that was published in The Secret Place last year. It seems fitting to post it as I’m getting ready to go back to the place that inspired it.

I was 31 the first time I visited Lake Superior. On that first visit I kept thinking, “I can’t believe I have lived six hours from such a beautiful place my whole life and have never been here before.” So I guess what I’m saying is, if you haven’t road-tripped to the North Shore, you should add it to your bucket list.


Nature Proclaims the Creator

Psalm 19:1-4

“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” Psalm 19:1 (NIV)

My husband loves nature. Give him a mountain to climb or a river to canoe down, and he is in his element. His need to be immersed in the wilderness left me perplexed for years. I prefer the comforts of home.

But a few years ago, Corey convinced me to don a backpack and trek through the woods with him. Much to my surprise, I not only found delight in the great outdoors, but my love was renewed for the One who created it. When we were walking through a secluded valley among colossal evergreens, I was overwhelmed that God could create such awesomeness and still desire a relationship with me. And as we gazed at the night sky in the stillness of the Superior Hiking Trail, the stars seemed to shout out his majesty and his love.

God communicates with us through nature. Scripture says the heavens declare the glory of God. If we are unable to see it, it may just be that we are too engrossed in our comforts of home. So go ahead, take a walk through the wilderness and see what God reveals about Himself to you. He is always making Himself known.


Author: Kim Harms

I am the wife of a guitar-playing, worship-leading, adventure-loving husband. I am the mother of three incredible sons: two of whom recently surpassed me in height, and one of whom I am going to pretend is still my baby. I am saved by grace; a daughter of the King who was and is and is to come. *** I am a regular contributor at Today’s Christian Woman, a monthly blogger at Inspire a Fire and have freelanced for a variety of publications including Chicken Soup for the Soul and Guideposts. *** The 500 Dresses ministry that I started with my mom in 2010 is our way of answering the call to serve those in poverty.

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