Pastors Ponderings

If you would learn more, ask the cattle, Seek information from the birds of the air. The creeping things of earth will give you lessons, And the fishes of the sea will tell you all. There is not a single creature that does not know That everything is of God’s making.

God holds in power the soul of every living thing, And the breath of every human body.

—Book of Job 12:7-10

I was at Kids for Christ (KFC) on Friday sitting in the devotions and Belinda reminded us how creation is speaking to us. All round creation cries out how much God has invested in our world; how much capacity He has for planning down to the smallest detail; how His ideas are so outside of the box; never limited—think of how vast the heavens are! The stars in Aus are awesome because of the lack of light pollution. All of creation is always interrelated—Belinda reminded us that the sun and moon are exactly positioned, and held in place to produce exactly the right environment on earth. God truly does hold in power the soul of every living thing, just as this scripture says. Creation shows us God is a God of joy and has a sense of humour. At KFC we saw a Japanese giant salamander; check it out

it’s different!

The scriptures tell us to ask questions and learn of creation. I did learn something from this odd-looking creature. See, humans have built concrete flood defences that block the salamander reaching its breading grounds. So, what does the salamander do? Walks around it, even though it’s an uncomfortable journey for the salamander. Seeing that salamander made me realise that obstacles need not prevent me from reaching the goal God has set for me—as long as I too am willing to step out of my comfort zone. Creation is speaking and would teach us if only we would take the time to listen.