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Interesting topic for this morning: meditation. I know that I spend far too much time being entertained. That can be anything from watching television to going to baseball games to merely driving around from place to place almost aimlessly. Rarely, if ever, do I find myself meditating on nature around me. Obviously there is no sense in taking in nature just to take in nature. The point would be to meditate on the complexity and majesty of the wonder of God’s creative genius.
From the cedar to the hyssop, from the soaring eagle down to the chirping grasshopper, from the blue expanse of heaven to a drop of dew, all things are full of teaching, and when the eye is divinely opened, that teaching flashes upon the mind far more vividly than from written books … Let us count nothing common or unclean, but feel that all created things point to their Maker, and the field will at once be hallowed.
The glory of the setting sun excites our wonder, and the solemnity of approaching night awakens our awe …if you can spare an hour to walk in the field at eventide, but if not, the Lord is in the town too, and will meet with thee [there].
I appreciate how Spurgeon concedes almost to say, “Hey, maybe you can’t always get up to the mountains or over to the beach. You don’t always have a giant redwood or a dolphin amongst the waves to ponder. But, if the town is nearby, then, well, the Lord is there too and can show you many ways to give glory unto him.”
May God be glorified as we desire less entertainment-driven and more Christ-centered minds. Holy Spirit please enable your people to see God exalted in simple day-to-day activities that typically go unnoticed and taken for granted.