“’ Listen to this . . . stop and consider God’s wonders.’” Job 37:14 (NIV)
We see God’s beauty everywhere we look. It is apparent in each season of the year.
Right now, we are near the end of the autumn season. The broadleaf trees have changed color and some have shed their leaves. The bright reds, oranges, and yellows blend together for the splendor of the season.
The stark contrast of winter’s black and white have a beauty all its own. The white snow looks like a heavy woolen blanket covering the earth, keeping it warm, and allowing the winter wheat to germinate and eventually grow.
When spring awakens the earth, the crocuses poke their colorful heads through the earth and possibly a layer of snow. Next, the ground allows the grass to regain it’s natural verdant hue. A bit later, the yards are spotted with bright yellow of dandelions-not exactly a flower but small children love to pick them and present them to their mothers. This is followed by the presence of purple violets all over our yards. I know it is spring when I see violets in our back yard.
Summer is a delightful season. Most people look forward to the relaxed atmosphere of the year. We Americans like to celebrate Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day. May brings college graduations, while June brings high school graduation. June has also been known to be the month for weddings.
Seeing the fields of corn, soy beans, and wheat mature throughout the summer causes me to respect the farmers who work such long days in the fields at harvest time. The bounty of the fruit and vegetables make us thankful each time we sit down to our mealtimes.
The beauty of God’s earth presents us with reason to praise Him during each season of the year.