“There are many different languages in the world, and every language has meaning.”
1 Corinthians 14:10
Yesterday I went for a walk.
Just a wee exploration, nothing spectacular or strenuous.
And I was kinda amazed by what I overheard.
(Don’t call your favourite psychologist just yet. I need to clarify what I mean by that first. Then call away.)
Six different kinds of moss within six feet of each other were speaking a language all of their own. It wasn’t a communication in words, per se. But in their own peculiar language, they were speaking loud and clear.
And my heart heard the vital lesson.
See, why moss? Why so many varieties? Tucked away in a shady corner, where no one but that odd lady with the camera would even notice them.
Lesson 1. God values diversity.
Why so many kinds of moss? Why so many kinds of anything? God loves and delights in our differences. Quit trying so hard to be someone you aren’t.
Lesson 2. God sees the unseen.
Why tuck so many delicate plants into a corner where they aren’t likely to be noticed? God noticed. They brought Him a measure of enjoyment. He sees you, too, hidden away where you feel unnoticed, undervalued, under appreciated.
Lesson 3. Everything speaks God’s language.
Moss speaks. (Oh, yes it does!) It tells of a God who glories in the small and delicate intricacies of every microclimate, every ecosystem. It speaks of a God who loves order and balance. It speaks of a God who invented the breezes which stir the aspens and the scent of a pine forest. That ‘call of the wild’ that gets to us when in the wilderness is God, calling, wooing, romancing our spirits.
What the moss said.
Do you hear it today?
Learn the language of nature with me?
Father, what glories Your creation speaks of! Open our ears to hear the lessons nature expresses to our hearts today. Amen.