What then, they say — do you not want me to know clearly and believe that God provides for all things? Certainly, I want it and pray for it and desire it exceedingly, but not that you pry and inquire curiously into His providence. If you know and are persuaded, then do not make inquiry. But if you doubt, then ask the earth, the sky, the sun, the moon; ask the various classes of animals, the seeds, the plants, the voiceless fish, the rocks, the mountains, the wooded vales, the hills, the night, and the day.
The providence of God is more evident than the sun and its rays. At every time and in every place you will perceive clear and sufficient reminders, both old and new, of this providence: in the wilderness, in the inhabited land, and in uninhabited places, on land and on the sea, and wherever you go. From every side come voices that are more distinct than our reason-endowed voices and that teach of God’s care — to him who is willing to hear. Therefore, the Prophet made known the extraordinary quality of these voices, saying: “There are no speeches or words, in which their voices are not heard” (Ps 18:3). For our language is known only to those who speak the same one and is not known at all to those of another tongue, but the voice of creation is heard by all the nations throughout the world.
St. John Chrysostomos, On the Providence of God