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Now if I believe in God’s Son and bear in mind that He became man, all creatures will appear a hundred times more beautiful to me than before.  Then I will properly appreciate the sun, the moon, the stars, trees, apples, pears, as I reflect that he is Lord over and the center of all things. -Martin Luther

 

The creation is quite like a spacious and splendid house, provided and filled with the most exquisite and at the same time the most abundant furnishings.  Everything in it tells us of God. -John Calvin

 

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in where nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike. – John Muir

 

The power of God is present at all places, even in the tiniest leaf…. God is entirely and personally present in the wilderness, in the garden, and in the field. -Martin Luther

 

I believe in my heart that faith in Jesus Christ can and will lead us beyond an exclusive concern for the well-being of other human beings, to a broader concern for the well-being of the birds in our backyards, the fish in our rivers, and every living creature on the face of the earth -John Wesley

 

In a mouse we admire God’s creation and craft work. The same may be said about flies. Animals are the footprints of God. Adam and Eve derived the fullness of joy and bliss from their contemplation of all the animal creatures. – Martin Luther

 

God’s excellency, his wisdom, his purity and love, seemed to appear in every thing in the sun, moon and stars; in the clouds, and blue sky; in the grass, flowers, trees; in the water, and all nature; which used greatly to fix my mind. I often used to sit and view the moon for continuance; and in the day, spent much time in viewing the clouds and sky, to behold the sweet glory of God in these things. -Jonathan Edwards

 

God is wholly present in all creation, in every corner, behind you and before you. Do you think God is sleeping on a pillow in heaven? God is watching over you and protecting you. -Martin Luther

 

In every part of the world, in heaven and on earth, he has written and as it were engraven the glory of his power, goodness and eternity…. For all creatures, from the firmament even to the center of the earth, could be witnesses and messengers of his glory to all men, drawing them on to seek him and, having found him, to do him service and honor according to the dignity of a Lord so good, so potent, so wise and everlasting….For the little singing birds sang of God, the animals acclaimed Him, the elements feared and the mountains resounded with Him, the river and springs threw glances toward Him, the grasses and the flowers smiled. -John Calvin

 

The little birds singing are singing of God; the beasts cry unto him; the elements are in awe of him; the mountains echo his name; the waves and streams cast their glances at him; the herbs and flowers laugh out to him. Nor indeed do we need to labor to seek him afar, since each of us may find Him within himself, inasmuch as we are all upheld and preserved by his power dwelling within us. -John Calvin

 

We are inexcusable when we have not at all considered God in His works. He does not at all leave himself without witness here…. Let us then only open our eyes and we will have enough arguments for the grandeur of God, so that we may learn to honor him as He deserves. -John Calvin

 

Now if I believe in God’s Son and remember that He became man, all creatures will appear a hundred times more beautiful to me than before. Then I will properly appreciate the sun, the moon, the stars, trees, apples, as I reflect that he is Lord over all things. …God writes the Gospel, not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars. -Martin Luther

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