“Parables from Nature” Part I

A book we occasionally read in school is Parables from Nature by Margaret Gatty. I have truly enjoyed the stories or parables creatively written (probably more than the children :-) ). I’d like to first share a section from the Preface that helps explain the premise of the book…

“There are two books, “says Sir Thomas Browne, in his Religio Medici, “from whence I collect my divinity; besides that written one of God, another of His servant, Nature – that universal and public manuscript that lies expanded unto the eyes of all: those that never saw Him in the one have discovered Him in the other.” And afterwards, as if giving a particular direction to the above general statement, he adds: “Those strange and mystical transmigrations that I have observed in silkworms turned my philosophy into divinity. There is in these works of Nature, which seem to puzzle reason, something diving, and hath more in it than the eye of a common spectator doth discover.”

How amazing that God, in all His majesty and glory, reveals Himself to us, mere human beings, through spiders spinning a web, trees glistening with dew, wind causing the leaves on trees to dance… the list goes on and on. His Creation is calling to us and this book beautifully shares perspectives of Nature and their call to us to look to the Lord.

For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. Ever since the creation of the world his eternal power and divine nature, invisible though they are, have been understood and seen through the things he has made.
-Romans 1:19-20

Butterfly on flower

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