LOST IN SPLENDOR
Have you ever …
Gotten lost in …
The splendor of nature?
Bryce Canyon in Utah was one such place for us. It was beautiful and the hoo-dos were intricately made from rain, wind and ice. They were not carved by water! We stood at the canyon rim and we were breathless in its beauty and expanse.
Another place that took our breath away was Yellowstone National Park in Montana.
The stunning terrain …
The smoking pits with water way past the boiling point …
Geysers like the White Dome geyser that spewed hot water high into the air …
And Old Faithful geyser that is so predictable its eruption can be timed to the minute.
We live in a chaotic world where people have a difficult time getting along, where people murder and maim those who hold philosophies different than theirs, and where wars and rumors of war disrupt life for millions of people on a daily basis.
But, when we look at nature, we see God’s magnificent handiwork and His power, even in this fallen and sinful world.
David said this about God’s creation in the Psalms:
O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens.Psalm 8:1
The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.Psalm 19:1
The heavens are yours; the earth also is yours; the world and all that is in it, you have founded them.Psalm 90:11
The heavens proclaim his righteousness, and all the peoples see his glory.Psalm 97:6
For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;Psalm 103:11
Paul, in the letter to the Romans, says this about God:
For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.Romans 1:20
Beloved, look around and see the glory of God. It is evident in the beauty of nature. God’s glory is shown in His creative work, even today. The beauty of flowers and trees, of birds and animals, the beauty of a newborn baby. Yes, sin has entered the world and it is not the glorious creation God intended, but evidence of God’s power and nature still exist, even in this fallen world.
Take time to open your eyes and behold the beauty of God’s creation. Then, praise Him for His wondrous works to the children of men.
If you don’t know Jesus Christ as your savior, seek out a Christian who can tell you about the Lord and help you come to saving faith in the Savior who gave His life for His people. Then you will be able to rejoice and view the world in a new light, an everlasting light through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Redeemer.
Father, thank You for the glorious creation You provided for us. I pray that whose who don’t know You would seek out someone who could guide them in their walk with Jesus. I ask this in Jesus’ Name, Amen.