Dear Sweet Mama,
We’ve all heard the cliché “stop and smell the roses,” meaning to take time out of one’s busy schedule to enjoy or appreciate the beauty of life. It is so important to take this often used saying to heart though and filter it through God’s Word so we can truly appreciate its value.
“Ever since the creation of the world, God’s invisible qualities—God’s eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, because they are understood through the things God has made” (Romans 1:20 CEB). In this verse, we learn that we can grasp God’s divine nature by seeing what He has made and experiencing His creation! The beauty we experience in nature now has greater meaning and intention. God wants to use everything He made to draw us closer to Him and to help us understand Him better.
We’ve all probably felt that amazing feeling you get when you gaze out on the majesty of the land from the high peak of a mountain, or when you magnify a leaf and see a whole microscopic world open up, displaying the tiny intricacies of life. It’s these examples that draw us closer to God. He is the “Master and Creator of heaven, earth, and sea, and all that is in them” (Acts 4:24b GNT).
I pray that this week, dear mama, you will have a moment to focus on the pure beauty of God’s creation—whether it is on a hike or simply smelling a rose in a vase on your counter. I pray in that moment, God will draw you closer to Him and help you see through His eyes.
Kristall Willis and The Help Club For Moms Team
“I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we only will tune in.” George Washington Carver