Sitting by an open window, all of these thoughts began to form in my mind.
The wind passes by, whispering into the air as it brushes against the leaves. The silence will soon be broken by a soft, gentle rainfall. Yet for now, the crisp winter air enters through my open window, and while it is unseen, it’s presence is evident as the cool breeze blows through the room.
Creation is alive. Always moving. And it knows the voice of its Creator.
As I ponder these things, I am reminded of the time that Jesus and His disciples experienced a furious storm while out on the waters.
Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him. Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!”
He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm.
The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!”
-Matthew 8:23-27 (NIV)
The moment that Jesus spoke, Creation listened.
Imagine how the disciples felt after seeing Jesus perform such a miracle. Doubt was turned to wonder. Fear was turned to awe. The challenge they had been facing became a great blessing, as they witnessed the power of God in their lives.
It is sometimes too easy to sink into a similar doubt and fear that the disciples were experiencing. I know from personal experience that I am not always in a trusting and peaceful state of mind. Yet if the Creation knows the voice of its Creator and surrenders itself into the hands of our Savior, shouldn’t we do the same? We, who are made in God’s image, should choose to trust God more and worry less. After all, God has the power to turn our doubt into wonder, our fear into awe, and our challenges into blessings. Creation proclaims the glory of God and listens to the voice of its Creator, so let our lives proclaim the glory of God as we listen to the voice of our Creator.