I bundle up in my heaviest coat and tie my scarf around my head. I slip on gloves, and boots. I head outside, and immediately the slight wind catches my hair and flaps it around. I gaze up into the sky with awe as tiny snowflakes cover the greyish sky, slowly falling to the ground. I run around in circles, not caring if the neighbors see me and think I'm crazy. I stick my tongue out with delight and try to catch them. I look in wonder as they fall onto my coat and into my hair, so small, yet so perfect. How could a this tiny snowflake, so perfect in detail, ever happen by chance? How could anyone but the perfect God in heaven have made these things?
The laughs of the other kids echo through the backyard as they play games. An airplane goes by, then disappeared into a puffy white cloud. The birds chatter and sing, and fly from tree to tree. I swing back and forth in the hammock, staring at the green treetops and the cute squirrels as they hurry about. A breeze rustles the leaves and the grass as the sun shines down. Ah, spring.
The little insects crawl about on the pavement, or dig into the rich soil. I stare at the little black ant. He carries food to his ant hill, and goes looking for more. He has a job, and he does it. Could this creature have been made by chance? No! How could people think this just "Happened"?
I walk over to the porch, and sit down in the shade. I take my sunglasses off, and start to unwrap the wonderful thing that is perfect for a hot day. The blue popsicle drips on my chin as I stick it in my mouth. The sun beats down, and shines into the green grass. It sends bright gleams as it reflects off the rippling water in the pool. The beach-ball floats up and down, being carried by the water. I glance over at the garden, and the yummy things that are growing there. The tomatoes, the corn, the beans, the herbs. I smile at how such wonderful things can grow from such a tiny seed. It's planted, watered, and finally it sprouts, and grows into a plant. This neat way of growing food didn't just happen. It was designed by the Creator!!
Ah, yes Fall. The season of crisp winds, pumpkins, fresh apples, and cookouts. The month we celebrate Thanksgiving, the holiday we are to be thankful to God for all that he has done for us. He created this universe, and everything that is in it. Just take a look out your window and see the blue skies and the white clouds and the green trees. He made it all! Don't just thank God for things on Thanksgiving! We should thank Him every single day for all that he has done for us. Make it a challenge to yourself!
Kathryn (aka Chatty Kathy)