Have you ever seen something in nature that took your breath away? Maybe it was a sunset at one of our beaches showing a sky more colorful than any painting you’ve seen. It could have been the Grand Canyon that revealed the majesty of God’s creation. Or possibly it was something as simple as a butterfly that softly landed on your windowsill one lovely spring afternoon. Those moments of awe at God’s creation are also opportunities to be in awe of the Creator Himself. And that’s exactly what Leanna Crawford reminds us of with her latest song “How Can You Not.”
Read on in this blog to find out the story behind Leanna’s song, plus a few passages that echo how creation points to our creative God. Then finally hear the song for yourself and be reminded of all the ways we can see God in the everyday things surrounding you.
THE STORY BEHIND "HOW CAN YOU NOT"
The inspiration for Leanna’s song occurred on a walk, seeking a particularly shiny specimen.
3 VERSES ON HOW CREATION REVEALS THE CREATOR
LOOK AT THE SKIES
When we gaze upon the vast expanse of the heavens, we witness a symphony of celestial bodies, radiant with beauty and order. The psalmist reminds us that this spectacle is not a mere coincidence but a deliberate proclamation of God’s glory. Every sunrise and sunset, every shimmering star and swirling galaxy, declares the majesty of the Creator. Nature becomes a tapestry through which God unveils His wisdom, inviting us to seek deeper understanding and find solace in the grandeur of His creation. When we look above, how can you not see a God with astounding creativity?
LOOK ALL AROUND
In the intricate details of creation, from the delicate petals of a flower to the intricate wings of a butterfly, we witness the fingerprint of God’s divine craftsmanship. The apostle Paul emphasizes that the magnificence and orderliness of the natural world are undeniable testimonies to the eternal power and divine nature of the Creator. By paying attention to the intricacies and interconnections in the web of life, we can discern the presence of God and His boundless creativity. When we look all around, how can you not see a God with incredible power?
LOOK AT THE BIRDS
In this verse from the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus invites us to contemplate the birds of the air as a testament to God’s provision and care. Birds effortlessly soar through the sky, relying on the sustenance that the Creator provides without toiling or worrying about tomorrow. By observing these winged creatures, we gain insight into God’s loving nature and His commitment to meeting our needs. If God takes such meticulous care of the birds, how much more does He value and provide for us, His beloved children? The natural world, with all its creatures, becomes a vivid reminder of God’s faithful provision and the depth of His love for us. When we look at the birds, how can you not see a God who cares?
LISTEN TO "HOW CAN YOU NOT"
WHAT ABOUT YOU?
What have you seen in nature that makes you ask, “How can you not see God?” Tell us in the comments!