But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee: Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee: and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee. Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of the Lord hath wrought this? In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind.
Job, in responding to his friend, declares that the creation of the Lord speaks to us of His work in our lives. Of course the lower creatures do not speak with language but they most certainly declare the glory of the Lord. Job was experiencing more loss and heartache than any person ever has. I believe he looked to the creation of God and found some encouragement. His creation proves He cares because of its beauty, order, and vastness. His creation can speak to you too. Look, smell, touch, and even taste it and then think about how it all works. You will be praising God for His work very soon.
I do not believe you need a doctorate in order to scientifically observe God's amazing creation. Last night at church we worked through these statements of Job and we were encouraged in the Lord.
1) Ask now the beasts and it shall teach thee. We thought on the ants amazing ability to pick up and move objects many times their bodyweight. Also spiders which use several types of thread to design their web. And the giraffe that could not drink water without an ability to unconsciously have its huge heart stop as it bends its neck down. If it didn't the blood vessels in its brain would rupture due to incredible pressure. Of course I've never observed this but it is true! What observations have you made of God's amazing creatures.
2) And the fowls of the air , and they shall tell thee. Have you considered the ingenuity of Canadian geese that fly in a V formation. This allows them to fly incredible distances by sharing the drag of the air as they alternate the front position. The woodpecker which can use great force to pick into trees and yet doesn't suffer concussions. It also has a very long tongue that wraps around its skull. It uses this tongue to reach into trees to capture bugs. The hummingbird is remarkable, several folks have these birds come back every year to great delight. Have you ever been taught by birds?
3) Talk to the earth, and shall teach thee. In everything except God's creation if their is symmetry, design is assumed. Have you considered the symmetry of leaves, flowers, and so many other things. The symmetry of these things help define their beauty. The process of photosynthesis is amazing and all of the parts of the process have to work or there would be no plants. The very dirt we walk on is designed just right for life to exist. What things on the earth lead you to remember the greatness of God.
4) The fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee. The nautilus is an amazing creation. It moves through the ocean by filling and emptying chambers in its shell. Jules Verne's, 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, has a submarine called, The Nautilus, and submarines today work using this design. Breathing with gills is another life system that would not work without many parts working together perfectly. It is far from simple and no inventor has recreated it. What part of God's wonderful watery creation has spoken to you?
The Lord's creation is truly remarkable! If you have had trials and difficulties in your life and have struggled to praise and worship the Lord Jesus Christ. Look and let His creation speak to you. It will change your life!
The nautilus move by filling and emptying chambers in its shell. Modern submarines use this same design.