[Editor’s Note: When God created the world, he saw that “it was good.” In this series, we want to explore how our faith in Jesus helps us celebrate and enjoy what’s good in creation––but also work as stewards to help it thrive to its fullest potential. Caring for our planet, including plants and animals, fungi and microbes, ecosystems and people, is a high calling from God––a calling in which we can engage out of love and not fear. The gospel gives us hope that what is broken can be restored, and even now, we can enjoy what has been given to us. Join us as we #celebratecreation.] 

It started as just a school assignment. The point was to see what would happen if I slowed down long enough to notice the world around me. Specifically, for a whole month, I was to keep a log of anything that I thought was “beautiful.” To my surprise, not only did this daily, mindful practice help me see the beauty of creation, it helped me see the beauty of Jesus. 

It’s hard to capture all that God taught me through slowing down to see. But hopefully the good news that Jesus is enough comes through in this video and poem.

An Explorer’s Confession

This video isn’t the best
A shredded butterfly net 
failing to capture my found freedom
to capture my discovered delight
capture my untamed, now-told truths
and probably your attention

It will be enough

This poem isn’t the best 
A soggy field guide
it fails to describe my humble hopes
to describe my relevant reasons 
describe my backyard backstory
and probably your curiosities

It will be enough

Will be enough to ponder
be enough to present
enough to point
and maybe to praise 
the One who is Enoughness 

We are enough, because he is

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About the Author

Sam Robins

Sam loves writing: blog articles, short stories, poetry, and even academic papers at McMaster Divinity College, in Hamilton, ON. Otherwise, you’ll probably find Sam outdoors, whether on a bicycle, in a canoe, or somewhere lost in the woods.

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