Mitch and I live in the country in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Our house is on a tall hill and has a commanding view of the surrounding countryside. Commanding is actually Mitch’s word; I think I prefer captivating. You have no idea how many times we’ve caught each paralyzed and just staring out the windows.
We are also fortunate to have a wide variety of wildlife roaming our hill: deer and coyotes and bobcats and families of wild turkeys. There are magnificent birds as well: red-tailed hawks and golden eagles and scads of turkey vultures.
Then there are woodpeckers, those pesky birds that pound holes in our wooden house in order to hide their acorns. Mitch says that they are evil, but I think they are just doing the job God assigned to them. ‘Course, if the deer continue to venture up on the deck and eat our plants, Mitch is going to put them on the evil list too.
All of it takes my breath away.
Paul says in Romans 1:20: For His invisible attributes, that is, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen since the creation of the world, being understood through what He has made. As a result, people are without excuse.
I am reminded of this every time I look out the window or step onto the deck – the incredible miracle of life here on earth and our God who created everything in it. And when I do forget, an iridescent green hummingbird will pop up in my window and jog my memory!