Creation cannot tell us all we need to know about God, only we were created in God’s image (So God created human beings in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27). Creation emphasizes God’s uniqueness & otherness (don’t quite get ‘otherness’).
Talk of ‘mother nature’ or ‘mother earth’ confuses created with creator, and is contradictory to Exodus 20:3 You shall have no other Gods before me.
The world around us communicates important message about God, creation is in many ways Gods first chosen means of telling us about himself. Romans 1:20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities – his eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.
The fact that we have a relational God is probably one of the most easily seen qualities of God that can be seen in creation, through the interdependence of the world. Plants and animals rely of each other from food and survival and we rely on them too for clean air, food, clothing, etc…
Job 38:25&26 Who cuts a channel for the torrents of rain, and a path for the thunderstorm, to water a land where no on lives, and uninhabited desert. God cares and values us as well as the creation that he created.
This statement really got me God has made us to depend on himself, each other and the whole of creation.