A friend pointed out a hidden bushtit nest to my husband when they met by chance on a morning walk. Later that day, he showed it to me. The tiny bird nest dangled over the path and looked like part of a tree branch. Once he showed it to me, this hidden wonder was obvious.
People studied birds in flight for centuries, eager to learn to fly. Once someone understood the mystery, building airplanes became possible. Our health care improved dramatically once people discovered the importance of clean hands and the existence of germs. Antiseptic surgery, vaccinations, and antibiotics followed those discoveries. Mathematicians, physicists, biologists, geologists and chemists spend their lives seeking out secrets in the universe God created. Children at play are masters of discovery.
How fun to think that God put surprises into the world for us to discover. Like a parent watching a child, might God be delighted when we figure out something new and astonishing to us? The Bible tells us, “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you.” (Matthew 7:7 NIV). God gave us questing minds and lots of riddles to solve, like, how exactly can birds fly? What new surprise will we discover about the world around us today?
Have a blessed day, marveling in the wonders God built into this world he gave us to live in.