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Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Friday, June 22, 2018

“For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities — His eternal power and divine nature — have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.” — Romans 1:20

God Speaks Through Nature

“OK, here goes nothing…” is what I murmured to myself as I jumped over the Bergschrund crevasse on my way to summiting Mount Hood. This was one of my “trickier” climbs and while on top of the highest point in Oregon, I contemplated how to cross the crevasse while descending without falling in. This is just what happened nine months later when a group of hikers slipped in the ice chute dubbed “The Pearly Gates,” and three were killed.

Never have I been more in awe of God’s power than that day when I jumped over the crevasse climbing up, and jumped over again going down. In Psalm 8:3-4 it says, “When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?”

Take the opportunity and make the time to go for a bike ride, a hike or a run in a natural area and witness God’s greatness. Watch the sun set or listen to song birds. You’ll be humbled by all He has created around you and His desire to have a relationship with you.

Clark T.W. Zealand, Ph.D.

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