I look and marvel at the wonders of Nature, the variety and order which exists right through all species of animal and plant life, including our own.   I look at the Universe and think of its complexity and the laws which hold it all together and of things that man has not, even yet, begun to understand. 

 Look for nature’s beauty in a raindrop.

Life-giving water that falls from heaven

To the earth below, raining tears upon

The daisy and the rose.  Nature’s elixir,

Enables ev’ry living cell upon earth’s sphere,

To birth, live and grow – gives volume to the

Falling river, and swells the seas, that wash

The sands on native shores.

I sit and begin to turn things over in my mind – things like size, distance, heat, water, light, atmosphere, vegetation, insect life, life in the skies, the seas and oceans of the world; of wind, hail, rain, ice and snow and the feeling of sunshine on a man’s back.   And of how all these ‘jig-saw’ pieces connect, one with another and everything interacts – miracles of order and design, of planning and manufacture, of composition and colour, of taste and smell, of experience and feelings, and then there is that ‘sixth sense’ which no one on earth can explain, but none dare deny its existence.

Look for Nature’s beauty in the sunbeam.

Leaving home, its radiant light transcends

Finite time and space – invades earth’s cold, dark

Atmosphere – shining warmth and light where e’er

It lets, on land or sea.  Vibrant colours

Of red and gold, play on vale and hill, sea-

Pictures splashed across God’s giant canvas,

Beneath the sky’s blue rim.


Look for Nature’s beauty in the sunset.

Ev’ning play of sunbeams on land and sea -

Colours, not before seen that day, washing

Clouds living, breathing, changing shape and form -

Woven into the sky’s blue tapestry.

Nature’s murals encompass all of

This, and more – much, much more – painted as they

Are – by that unseen hand.

And then some smart-alec on the ‘telly’ tries to make me believe that all this came about by accident, by means of a “big-bang” and then every living cell, in every living thing, developed, (evolved) from virtually nothing, to what it is today, and that there is no God, or that God – if He exists at all – had nothing at all to do with it.   At this point, I usually get so exasperated with these so-called experts that I then switch channels – or switch off altogether – and begin to think of the time-honoured truths that come from the words of Jesus in His Sermon on the Mount:

“Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much more than they? Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: and yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?” (Matthew 6.26-30)


 Man, with all his technology and ingenuity, cannot reproduce a flower, nor even its petal, not even its scent.   Can he make a bird, and make it fly?   And look at the mess he has made of many, so many, things.  I wonder if you – like me – fear for the future of the human race when man continues to interfere in genetics.  And do we know enough about the workings of the Universe to make judgements about what will happen in a million – even a thousand years?   We cannot, with any degree of certainty, guess what will happen tomorrow.  So where does this leave our global warming?

Perhaps, it would be more prudent for human kind to get on with doing what they do well – to live life as it is meant to be lived – to do the best we can every day – to love and care as best we can for the people and life around us – and to thank God for all his wondrous gifts.  We should then leave to God the things that are truly within God’s knowledge and preserve. 

“God works in mysterious ways, His wonders to perform”