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Divine Creativity

By Dan Betzer
Guest Writer -- Spring and summer are delightful times almost anywhere. Down where I live, right along the south Florida coast on the Gulf of Mexico, I find these seasons especially intriguing. There is new life everywhere.

One can see a plethora of baby alligators near the swamplands. In my front yard somewhere, a mama ring-necked black snake has birthed a zillion of the little rascals. They look like extremely suntanned earthworms, except that they are so fast. I have taken a lot of their ancestors out of my yard in the last fifteen years. I always take them down to the Caloosahatchie River a block away from my house, but I think that they keep coming back.

Over the door of my study there is a bottlebrush tree in which a mother mockingbird has a nest of newborns that she guards with a zealousness that is amazing. I got too close the other day and she zipped within inches of my ear, screaming at me. I learned my lesson; I now use the other door.

The flowers are beyond gorgeous, every color of God's spectrum is bursting from the ground. My neighbor has a poinciana tree -- a huge one -- that is a massive spray of bright orange all spring long. It is breathtaking. And somehow the Gulf of Mexico is bluer this year than I have ever seen it. How I love it all!

My Father built it, you know. I believe that He knew what He was doing. So when the Creator God speaks to me by His Spirit about something in my life, I know that I should listen. The One who spoke a word and mountains and canyons appeared, who separated land from seas, who makes it rain and who made all that scintillating wonder around me, knows what I have need of. I will listen and obey.

Used with permission by author, Dan Betzer. Previously published on ByLine OnLine, copyright © 2005 Media Ministries of the Assemblies of God.

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