Human life and all of God’s creation are miracles in themselves. God has chosen us to live and it truly is a miracle to be able to live. If we simply look outside and around us, we can see the glory of nature. I believe that the Lockdowns due to Covid 19 actually made me realise and further appreciate the wonder of God’s creation.
During the restrictions, I found myself out in nature; spending time in my back garden and going for walks in my locality. I live in the countryside so whenever I went for a walk, I really took in all of God’s creation. I listened to the birds, watched the sheep pass the time, looked out for all the flowers and I started to notice how amazing creation is and how lucky I am to be a part of it. I have started to have a greater appreciation for my own life and for the people around me. I also started to realise how much of a privilege life is.
God has created and provided us with so much to live our lives to the fullest. We have pets to give us company, bees that make us honey, animals which provide us with food, mountains that we can climb, beaches we can relax on and so much more.
During this Season of Creation, as Autumn begins, may we take time to find light in the darkness, to watch the sunsets and to appreciate the hope that God’s creation offers us each day. We give thanks to God for the miracle of life and the gift of creation.
Niall McColgan is a pupil at Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana, Co. Donegal (Image © Niall McColgan)