Lausanne Global Classroom, Study 7: The ways we make sense of the world around us, God’s wisdom in creation and our response of worship

How do you make sense of the world around you?

How many are your works, Lord! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.

Psalm 104:24

Tiwonge Mzumara-Gawa speaks beautifully about how her work builds her faith. The wonder of creation is something she can share with others.

The wonder of creation connects all of us. God creates ‘in wisdom’, and yet our response to the wisdom of creation is marred.

Both Victor Mughogho and Peter Harris pick up on this in the video. We may be changing the world rapidly, but these changes are leaving people behind.

Wisdom and worship hold in common the recognition of worth. Our response to God’s wisdom in creation should lead us into lives of worship. Lives which display and honour the worth of all creation.

If used well, science and faith are tools by which to uncover the wisdom of God in creation. They can help us make sense of the world around us and lead us into lives of worship.

When do you experience the wonder of creation? What response does such an experience elicit? What exactly is it that you are responding to?

We are leaving people behind. Where do you see this in your own context?

What do you think about the idea that wisdom and worship hold in common the recognition of worth? How do you uncover the wisdom of God in your own life? Does this lead you into worship?

Pray, thanking God for his wisdom in creation and asking for more of this to become apparent to you, that it might lead you into worship.


  • Author: Rachel Mander and Dave Bookless
  • Publisher: A Rocha International
  • Licensing: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

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