Each spring, the world blossoms to life! By the next winter, much of that life has died off. God created that seasonal cycle to teach us a spiritually valuable lesson: just how temporary our physical lives are (e.g. Psalm 103:15-16).
God’s earthly creation—which He designed specifically to prepare us for life in His eternal Family—brims with thousands of such profound physical analogies of spiritual principles. By thinking upon the material things God has made, we can learn about the invisible things, even His eternal power and Godhead (Romans 1:20).