Glorious Gifts

I don’t believe in coincidence. This morning I watched as a Red-knobbed Coot ate lily pads on the pond. Yesterday, beautiful yellow and purple flowers decorated her breakfast table, but today, all that remained were the tasty green leaves. Later, as I continued my walk, I beheld the wonder of a mother springbok standing guard over her newborn, still wet and glistening from birth. The beauty, the wonder, the complexity, amazing works crafted by God’s hand.

After my walk, I meditated on my Scripture for the day, Psalm 104:

O Lord my God, You are very great; (1) The earth is satisfied with the fruit of His works.(13) He causes the grass to grow for the cattle,(14)
And vegetation for the labor of man,(14) O Lord, how many are Your works!(24)
In wisdom You have made them all;(24)
The earth is full of Your possessions. (24) I will sing to the Lord as long as I live (33)

For a moment, I was speechless. The words of the psalmist described the wonders I had seen on my walk and the incredible God who made them. It drew my heart to worship. But, isn’t that what God intended, that when we glimpse something in nature, we would be reminded of Him? All of God’s works give testimony to God’s greatness. Without speech, they tell of who God is. How much more then should we?

Take a moment to look out your window, or if you can, go for a walk. Pay attention to what God has made and allow it to move your heart in worship to the Creator.

Published by Mark Harris

Mark currently serves with East Mountain ( in Cape Town South Africa. He has a passion for helping leaders and communities experience intimacy with Christ and transformation through spiritual formation. He is also a certified spiritual director ( Mark is Married to Marcie and has 2 sons, Dylan and Caleb.

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