One of the great gifts of God is the wonder and diversity of the world that is around us. From the book in your hands to the sky above you, the physical world invites amazement. In Romans 1 Paul says that we are without excuse precisely because of the glory that shines forth from everything God has made. It’s a stunning thing to be surrounded by all of these windows into the divine, these glimpses of glory.
Spend a moment, just a moment, looking around you right now. Whether you’re in a coffee shop, on a subway in a city center, sitting at home on your couch, sitting on the edge of forested trail or nursing a fussy infant with a book in your hand, lift your eyes from page or screen and notice. Take a deep breath. Close your eyes briefly and open them. What do you see? What’s around you that invites wonder?
~Tara M. Owens in Embracing the Body: Finding God in Our Flesh and Bone
In the stillness,
“For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.” ~ Romans 1:20 (NIV)
Welcome to the Still Saturday Community where we pause after a busy week, move in quiet pilgrimage, maybe linger a while in some still place, and soak in the beauty of images and reflect on the depth of sparse words. We’d love for you to join us. Grab the button and link up below. We all love to hear if something especially speaks to your heart, but please don’t feel pressured to comment. Simply take some time to be still together, to gaze long and drink deep.