I biked in the rain today from Granville Island to home, about a 30 min leisurely ride. With the chilly rain coming down I was eager to get home and warm up and yet for some reason my body refused to exert the needed energy to get the bike moving faster. At some point of the ride I stopped long enough to take a photo. A little later I began to pay attention to the sounds I was hearing: The grinding of the wheels against a wet, sandy path; water draining into a storm drain; birds calling out to each other; my own steady breathing….
I think God invites us to always pay attention to our surroundings. How amazing the rain is given to replenish the earth. How wondrous to feel the body working and energized. How ingenious the mechanics of a machine to amplify movement. How glorious is God’s creation… including this small, fallible human being.
When we acknowledge and appreciate the gifts of God and the wonders of life, we give honor to the source….”He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation for in him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or powers – all things have been created through him and for him….” Col 1:15-16
Take time friends, to delight in your Maker. And may you feel God’s delight in you.