The Spiritual Side of Nature


“O taste and see that the Lord is good…” (Psalm 34:8) This verse has meant a lot to me for over thirty years.  My grandmother shared it with me when I was going through a difficult time during seminary.  She sought to encourage me through the Psalmist’s words to hang in there and not give up. 

In more recent years this same verse has taken on new meaning for me.  In it I find an invitation to “taste and see” that the Lord is good through His creation.  Just as much can be learned by studying the works of great artists, a person can discern much about God by giving careful attention to what He has created.  For that reason, nature photography is for me a way to encourage others to take notice of God’s handiwork.  I want people to experience His presence in creation and to learn the many lessons nature has to teach us. 

Through this blog I want share with you some of my own experiences with God in nature gained by exploring and photographing the work of His hands.  Through our words and pictures, Rob Sheppard and I will share with you our love for God and for the incredible world He has made.  Thanks for taking this journey with us!

— Chuck Summers