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Faith Comment published in the Petersfield Post

13 October 2010: Sid Shearing, Petersfield Evangelical Church

Know the Creator

Last week I attended our local Harvest Supper; a lovely time of year when we give thanks for the harvest. I understand that the wheat harvest this year was better than expected given the very dry spring and summer that we had. We give thanks to God for the seasons, the seed-time and harvest. The seeds are in the barns, our food for the year; and selected seed has been kept back for next year's crops.

The small seeds stored for planting next year are a wonderful demonstration of God's creation. Within each seed are all the genes needed to produce a plant just like its parent. A wheat seed will become a wheat plant and so on.

They all follow the pattern of order given to them. They are part of God's creation and it is a wonderful thing that we are part of it. We do well to give God praise and acknowledgement for that.

We are often reluctant to speak openly of our faith. Recently I have heard some of our public figures testify and acknowledge God. However, sadly, I have also noted others have denied the existence of God. Yet those that deny him, fail to see God's hand all around us - creation testifies to a creator God.

David spoke out in the Psalms. In Psalm 8 v 3 - "When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him". As God so treasures us let us acknowledge him by being witnesses to him in public as well as private.

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