Enjoy God's Creation
When God finished the work of creation, he looked at the heavens and the earth and declared all of it “very good” (Genesis 1:31). If God enjoys the forests and mountains, seas and skies, and plants and animals, we should, too. Summer offers many opportunities for us to spend time outdoors enjoying God's very good creation.
Spend a day this summer navigating the hiking trails at a state park or enjoy a long weekend camping. Pay close attention to the sights, sounds, and smells around you. Listen to the birds that “sing among the branches” (Psalm 104:12). Take in the scents of flowers. Look out on “the work of [God's] fingers” (Psalm 8:3). Then give thanks for all that God has created.