Parables From Nature
“Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you worrying can add a single hour to his life”. (Matthew 6:26-27)
God often models spiritual truth in the physical world, which is why David the psalmist describes the whole earth reflecting his glory. (Psalm 72:19). God gave Solomon great wisdom and it is recorded that he taught about animals and birds, reptiles and fish (1 Kings 4:33) and wrote about them in his proverbs to illustrate character strengths and weaknesses. As history’s most creative communicator, Jesus used illustrations from nature in his teachings to awaken enquiry and to impress his truth upon people’s hearts.
Nature is full of lessons which can teach us about God’s character and kingdom principles. The Quiet Days below are just a few of many more to come!
- Abundant Life - reflections on Matthew 6
- Reflecting His Glory - reflections on the journey of transformation from caterpillar to butterfly
- Waiting - a reflection on the psalms and the image of a waiting heron
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