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God could have made the world an ordinary place, but he chose to make it very good (Genesis 1:31). And he wants us to notice! I was on my way to class, one afternoon, when I passed a familiar tree. I had seen it many times before, but this time was different. The lowering sun shone through the golden leaves and seemed to darken the branches. The tree itself was grand, but against the deep blue sky—it was art. I wanted to say to everyone, Look at that!

Before there was television, people went for long walks and called it marveling. They would look at flowers, trees and birds, and simply marvel at them. We can do the same, if we are willing to take the time. Creation reflects the glory of God (Isaiah 6:3), and he wants us to see it everywhere.