Methaphor, All

Is every bit of the creation meant to be a metaphor for spiritual realities?

At sunrise this morning, the clouds glowed, prettier than the sun alone brightening the horizon. God shows his glory as he lights up the clouds in our lives. When I describe the deep darkness out of which God has delivered me, his glory shines.

God’s flowers speak to me, in so many ways. Jerry and I were hiking in a state park a few years ago when I bent down to a tiny blue and purple flower. “If God takes such trouble to design this quarter-inch flower so carefully, won’t he also take great care with the details of our lives?”

“What a good little sermon.” He took my hand as we continued to the waterfall at the end of the canyon.

Water gushing over a cliff is also a metaphor. John 7:38 says, “Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” Believers walk around spilling out grace, often without realizing that reality.

You can make your own list of all the ways you’ve understood God better because of his creation. God says his unseen qualities  “—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made…” Romans 1:20.

And so, we “fix our eyes” on the eternal unseen. But we can see it more clearly because of what’s temporarily visible.  2 Corinthians 4:18.

Holy Spirit, open our eyes today to the “eternal unseen.”