Monday, July 18, 2016

The Christian and Nature

It is only a Christian, in the last analysis, who can really enjoy nature.  The Christian sees nature in a different way from the man of the world.  There is a newness about it.  He does not merely see the thing in and of itself, he sees the great Creator and the wonder of His ways, the variety, the colour and the beauty.  In other words, being a Christian means that your whole outlook upon life is enriched.  It does not matter what it is, every gift that man has, and which he manifests, can only be truly appreciated by the Christian.  He sees with a greater depth, he has a fuller understanding.  That is to say, the Christian message not only adds to what we had before but it greatly enriches what we had before, and give us a deeper insight into it.

D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Life in the Spirit in Marriage, Home & Work: An Exposition of Ephesians 5:18-6:9, pg. 116

No comments: