And God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.” And it was so. 25 God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.
What else could God say besides, "it is good"? It doesn't take very long for us to recognize all the amazing creatures and beautiful scenery around us. Why else would we be drawn to the outdoors and wildlife? It is obviously good. Good for us emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
Introduce a young child to water in a puddle, a puppy or bird in the yard and their expression says it all. There is a wonder and awe in all of us. We are all drawn to these things. Nature and creation make us smile and fills us with joy.
Medical doctors have long recognized nature is good for us. What is it that makes it good for us? I'm not sure but I know their prescription to get outside works for me. Listening to birds sing, ocean tides crash, or seeing deer in a field eating all do my heart and good. If it is pleasing to Him as a Creator who has a much higher standard it should obviously be good to us as the casual observer. I encourage you this week to get outside daily and just observe. Forget what is going on in your life and around the world. Just be silent and notice the wonder around you. See that it is good!
We care for it