God & Nature

As part of our sharing on this blog, we often share quotations that we find inspirational & useful for meditation & prayer. Today our subject is nature & all the glory of God’s creation.

The parallel between nature and Scripture is so complete,
We must necessarily believe that the person
Who is asking questions of nature and
The person who is asking questions of Scripture
Are bound to arrive at the same conclusions.

Meister Eckhart (1260 – 1327)

 

Creation Reveals Him Who formed It

That God is the Creator of the world is accepted even by those who in many ways speak against Him…,
For creation reveals Him who formed it, and the very work made suggests Him who made it, and the world manifests Him who ordered it.
The universal Church, moreover, throughout the whole world, has received this tradition from the apostles themselves.

St. Irenaeus of Lyons (129 – 203),  Against Heresies, Book II, ch. 9:1

 

Nature is Our Best Teacher
From the creation,
learn to admire the Lord!
And if any of the things which you see exceed your comprehension,
and you are not able to find the reason for its existence,
then for this reason,
glorify the Creator that the wisdom of His works
surpasses your own understanding.
Indeed the magnitude and beauty of creation,
and also the very manner of it,
display a God Who is the artificer of the universe.
He has made the mode of this creation to be our best teacher,
compounding all things in a manner that transcends the course of nature.
On the Statutes 12:7

Saint John Chrysostom (347 – 407)

And, of course, the Bible, the best of all:

But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee: Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee: and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee. Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of the Lord hath wrought this?

Job 12:7-9

 

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