“The world we inhabit is more than humans and a subhuman Nature; this world is the stunning theatre, workshop, playground of our Father in heaven, peopled by whatever his creative Word sustains.
That means we must be humble enough to see the grass, dirt, snow, rivers and deserts, rain and sunshine, as the wall-to-wall carpeting of the Majestic One… And the animals, which we eat and humanize into pets, all by themselves delighted God no end before we were even on the face of the earth, says Job (38-39)… Owls and spiders and wolves testify, witness to the extraordinary, provident care of the Almighty One who judges, loves, agonizes, joys over the sparrows and lilies as well as the Sons of men.”
“It puts us in our place to realize every creature is made to praise God. All things are transparent manifestations of his power and wisdom. It is the very nature of creation that the whole world is like a burning bush – even though we walk around all the time with our shoes on.”
“Without this vision of creation, God’s people dry up and perish. With it, it is a natural step for the believer to engage in art, an exclamatory praise response to our faithful God. A deadly serious step, however, because we may in no way ruin the testimony built into the Creator’s workmanship.”