For many people it is in nature that they encounter God. It is that sense of awe or transcendence which can be found in a sunset, a beautiful view or a rainbow. A sense of something beyond and greater than the material reality that we experience. It can be in the stillness of being ‘away from it all’ or in attentiveness to the beauty of a flower.
In the Psalms, the songs of the Bible, the writer exclaims:
You care for the earth, give it water, you fill it with riches.
You crown the year with your goodness.
Abundance flows in your steps, in the pastures of the wilderness it flows.
The hills are girded with joy, the meadows covered with flocks,
the valleys are decked with wheat.
They shout for you, yes, they sing.