The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
~ Psalm 19:1.
This past weekend Starr and I took 2½ days in Rocky Mountain National Park just outside of Estes Park, CO.
The picture for this EMPulse is outside the full length window …., in our shower. Yes, it had a curtain for the faint of heart.
We had not been in the Park in quite some time. So, this was a special time for refreshment and rest. The place we stayed, Romantic Riversong Inn, was perfect. What a great place to get away and come along ourselves again. The evidence for God’s handiwork was everywhere.
Hiking and relaxing went hand in hand with the beauty of our rest. We need to do this more often.
So do you. Even without a window in your shower.
With all the tragedy and strife, the heartache and loss, in this world around us, . Survival of the fittest be damned! This world, this universe, is God’s marvel. When our telescopes can peer back in time and find His works there, there is no doubt that the universe is His grandiose reflection. Didn’t we just photograph a young star that was 12.9 billion light years away!!! Truly magnificent!
But I’ll settle for these Rocky Mountains in the middle of Colorado.
Need more evidence of His majesty? The human body. Healing, both Divine and otherwise. Invention. [OK, I love Volvos.] Gentleness, Love, Gracious sacrifice. Birth…, of humans, animals, and all creation!
The puzzling part is that we focus more on the agony we create than the beauty God has made. YES, we must confront the results of the destruction in our world; both natural and made by us. But there comes a time when we should pull away from the woes of this world and remind ourselves of God’s beauty.
Starr and I encourage you to get away and breathe fresh air. Mountains or beach are equally suitable.
Honor God, honor people…, make a difference,
Dr. Gary Davis, President
NEXT— Swearing… to your own hurt.