Enjoying Bugs, Butterflies, and God's Creation

This 1-minute devotion explains how God's creation can improve our health, well-being, and faith.

For the first time in our lives, my husband and I live in a rural area where we can daily enjoy squirrels, birds, trees, plant life, and even cows in the pasture across the street. We've been amazed at how much enjoyment it brings us.

It reminds me of the time my granddaughter sparkled with joy to discover a pretty bug on the sidewalk. 

If we cultivate that 2-year-old excitement for the generous details of God's creation, we'll begin to notice that the beauty around us:

1. Contains God's divine nature (Romans 1:20).  

2. Confirms His wisdom (Psalm 104:24).

3. Communicates His unfailing love (Psalm 33:5)! 

Even if we live in a crowded city, we can enjoy the sky which daily declares God's glory (Psalm 19:1-6).

Why not take some time today to thank God for the world He created for our enjoyment. Perhaps we can renew our childlike wonder for the simple things—even the pretty bugs on the sidewalk.

This 1-minute devotion explains how God's creation can improve our health, well-being, and faith.

Bible Love Notes


  1. I think that is a good idea to stop and take the time to stare and examine something in nature. We are too hurried and therefore often hurry our children. When I take the twins outside (when they are fussy) they stop crying immediately and listen to the birds and trees blowing in the wind. It is amazing what we take for granite, amazes such little ones.

  2. Great post! I love that my toddler enjoys exploring creation! It makes me slow down and do the same thing. :)

  3. Good point! And fun memories for you that brings back sweet memories for me as well. :)

  4. So Beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing with Adorned From Above's Blog Hop. The party will be back this week starting Tuesday and 8:00PM mountain time. We can't wait to see what you have to share this week.
    Have a great week.
    Debi and Charly

  5. Gail, I love your devotionals, they are simplicity at it's finest ans so thought provoking. Thank you so much for these daily gems.

  6. This is absolutely perfect! Especially since I am beginning a Bible Study on Genesis. It brings back childhood memories of the awe and beauty of finding caterpillars on the sidewalk and butterflies. Ladybugs and playing outside. Mom working in her flowerbeds. The beauty of it all. Bless you for the happy memories.