Behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one faileth. —Isaiah 40:26
If you will really give yourself to study, you will discover that the Old Testament is a marvelous rhapsody on the natural creation. Start with Moses, and when you get beyond the Levitical order you will find him soaring in his acute consciousness of the presence of God in all of creation.
Go on to the book of Job and in the closing sections you will be amazed at the sublimity of the language describing the world around us.
Then go on to the Psalms and you will find David literally dancing with ecstatic delight as he gazes out upon the wonders of God’s world.
Begin reading in Isaiah and you will find the loftiest imagery. It is neither fanciful nor flighty but a presentation of the wonders of creation as the prophet observed them.
These men, who were some of the holiest and godliest men of that ancient time, revealed in their writings that they were intensely in love with every natural beauty around them. But always they saw nature as the handiwork of an all-powerful, all-wise, glorious Creator.
Lord, I desire to glory in Your creation, not for nature’s sake but because it is the work of a majestic Creator. I bow in wonder before Your mighty hand. Amen.