Saturday, 13 July 2013

Reflections on Nature

All you have to do is step outside to see it. Almost everyone is glued to his phone, either texting, emailing, tweeting, facebook....ing, and then I thought, they’re missing out on so much! Nature is something that is being put aside in our world today, yet it is one of the most beautiful ways to see God while we're here on earth. Jesus even hinted to this, if we look deep into Scripture, He is almost giving us a nudge so we can begin to reflect on how to find Him in nature. He says that the wind blows where it wills. He tells us to look at the birds of the air and the lilies of the fields. Read Romans 1:20: " For the invisible things of Him, from the creation of the world, are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made; His eternal power also, and divinity: so that they are inexcusable." 

 Perhaps there is something much deeper, much more metaphoric and symbolic within nature. Maybe that's why our world wants to shut it out so badly with the use of technology. Let us then venture into the magnificent beauty of nature, and one way to do this is to go to this website: http://htwins.net/scale2. This website will show you everything from the smallest to biggest creations in our universe. We, as humans, are incapable of even seeing a fraction of God's creation, just look at space! It makes you think of infinity and the supreme wisdom of God when you think of how complex nature is! 

 And maybe nature can give us an insight into God's mind. It's as if you made a painting  - it reflects what you think. Just take a tree, arms always outstretched, patient and willing to be a home to whomever is willing to land upon its solid branches, symbolizing the kindness of God. Or maybe the rain, always falling to support the world, even when the human part has turned against Him, symbolizing His mercy. And just look at the mountains! They show only the beginning of a vast picture of the magnitude of God. But this article is only showing you the door to another world, a world that has been put away by our modern society. No one can show it to you, you have to go out there and find it. Nature is hinting at the next life to come, what will you do to find it? Just ask Our Lady - she'll show you :).

 There's a whole other world out there... don't let anything stop you from finding it.