I KNOW – Where God Hides Out

A couple weeks ago I told you that the focus of my blogs, going forward, would be telling you what I know. It was a directive from God years ago when I found myself doing a lot of speaking and writing. “Tell them what you know” has been my guiding light ever since.

So here is what I KNOW, this week.

If you struggle with church, if the binding of your bible has never been cracked, if you have never participated in the miracle of birth or witnessed the last breath of a loved one, you can still know God. You can still experience His love. You can still be overwhelmed with awe at His care for you. You can still know His desire to shower you with grace.

All you need to do is step outside.

I KNOW that one of God’s most visible and most universal hide-outs is in nature. Creation is God’s business card. He hands it out to everyone, everywhere. He is in the business of providing us with constant reminders of His presence, power, and detailed care for us. God doesn’t just stop at unconditional love which is in itself amazing. He tops that off by surrounding us with unnecessary detailed beauty that is pure gift and pure splendor.

When we think of God’s splendor on display in nature, we tend to go right to beautiful sunsets, the Northern Lights, giant Sequoias, and majestic mountains. But what about insects?

Take a good look at the picture that is at the beginning of this blog. This is a creature that met me as I was hanging a flower basket on the tree in our front yard. To really appreciate this masterpiece, you have to study the detail. This seemingly one-eyed, buck-toothed, chipmunk-cheeked dragonfly gave me a valuable lesson about the character of God.

God has a boundless desire to shower us with beauty and delights. I am so grateful I was in the right place at the right time to witness this messenger of God’s creativity and God’s desire to surround me with undeniable proof of His presence in my world.

It’s easy to see God in a starry sky, a little harder in a scary looking insect, but He’s there. That I KNOW.

What do you KNOW?


Joan Carey, Firstfruits executive director, is an author and speaker with a passion for helping women grow in their relationships with God. Her Ponder This book contains a series of modern day parables sure to get you thinking about and seeing our extraordinary God in our ordinary experiences. Joan invites you to use resources on this website for daily reflection in your journey to grow in God's loving care for you.
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