Copyright 1996 by Lee Bee Teik
Looking at Creation - God's Other Book
Symbols From The Klang Valley And Port Dickson
62 pages, 11cm x 18cm
1996, ReconRe Sdn Bhd
It is only when we consent to be still and silent before tge Lord that we can hear His voice assuring us of His love for us. One of the ways in which God speaks to us is through the beauty of His natural creation. Lee Bee Teik reminisces about a silent retreat she took with a group of Christians, and shares with her readers how the grace and healing love of God can be shown to His children through an appreciation of nature. The book reminds us of the bountiful love of God who has given us a wonderful natural heritage to enjoy.
About the Author
Dr Lee Bee Teik, a graduate in Medicine from Monash University, Australia, is the Chaplain of ReconRe, a ministry founded on reconciliation. She is married to Rev Hwa Yung, Principal of Seminari Theologi Malaysia, and they have three children. Her two other books include "Deepening Joy" (SU/FES) and "Building a Love House is Hard Work" (Malaysian CARE). She is a full-time homemaker with a home-based ministry of writing and pastoral counselling.
Perpustakaan Negara Malaysia / Cataloguing-in-Publication Data
Looking at Creation: God's Other Book / Lee Bee Teik
1. Christianity. 2. God. 3.Creation. I. Title. 231.765
Cover Design & Layout : Esther Mui
Cover Photo: Teresa Wong
Printer: Prinmate Sdn Bhd
Excerpts from Page 16-18, Chapter 3 "He Takes The Trouble"
After crossing Batu 2 Jalan Pantai, I began to stroll along the beach in mid-morning. Gradually, I became aware that I was standing under a shady old tree by the sea-side. As I gazed in the direction of the horizon, memories of the time when I last stood under the same tree began to flood my mind &
It was April 1983 & I was carrying my first child in the first trimester. Weakened by nausea and tiredness, I had found relief in watching the waves ebb and flow & ebb and flow. I felt that the water before me symbolised the Spirit of God washing away all the tensions of church and family life out of my being so that I could hear Him again and talk to Him once more. Previously apprehensive at the sight of any ocean, I was no longer scared of its immensity then. Instead, I stood soaking in the sight of the moving waters and feeding on the sound of the swashing waves &
That was the first time God showed me that a simple acknowledgment of His presence in nature could heal my emotions and my mind, could bring hope, trust, and a quiet rest in Him. It was a mystery to me then and often still is. But since then, I have learnt to seize the opportunity to feel His presence in a natural environment again.
"Father, the son You gave us is eleven years old now; thank you for taking the trouble to bring me back here after such a long time. When many other trees have been cut down for development, thanks for keeping this tree to remind me of Your unchanging love that remains constant over the years!"
"Remain in Me, and I will remain in you & " John 15:4
" & the Lord is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues to all generations." Psalm 100:5
"Praise the Lord, How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise Him! &
He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds &
He determines the number of their stars and calls them each by name.
Great is our Lord and mighty in power; His understanding has no limit &
His pleasure is not in the strength of the horse, not His delights in the legs of a man;
The Lord delights in those who fear Him, and put their faith in His unfailing love."
Psalm 147:1-5, 10-11