The First Presbyterian Church of Glen Cove

An Open and Affirming Church


The Nature of Nature

The intended topic for today is Nature and how we see (or don’t see) God in it at various times.  Author Erik Routley (Exploring the Psalms), our docent for the Book of Psalms, suggested that the OT Jews viewed God in nature in three ways

  • God as the Creator is visible in the wonders and beauty, as well as the awesomeness of natural world.
  • Nature is the realm in which God manifests His power; it is terrible yet redemptive
  • Nature is unpredictable and at times to be feared because God’s pleasure or displeasure with Man is played out in the potentially terrible events in nature (floods, earthquakes, droughts etc)

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Rev. Betsy Simpson – Pastor
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