Having the opportunity to see different places in this great country, I know there is a God (The World Around Me). How can anyone see majestic mountains and crashing waves and not know there is a creator. Romans 1:20 reminds me, “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.” I am without excuse to know his name! God has left his Word for us in all that he has created here on Earth so that all would know His Name and His Glory.
My husband and I are once again moving our daughter. As we traveled North to Syracuse, New York, we spend the entire day with a view of majestic mountains and beautiful valleys. Moving through CNY (Central New York), I was amazed at the continuous beauty and large farms across the countryside. This is one of those moments when I think I know what to expect and it becomes apparent that I had no idea what to expect. Psalms 95:4-5 reads, “In his hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are his also. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land.” The rolling mountains are just breathtaking and were formed in his hands. Be sure to stop and linger in the awe of rising mountains each time the opportunity is given.
After moving her into her new home, the real adventure began when we explored the area. The rolling hills of Syracuse, NY allow for beautiful views especially on campus. Finding the unique little restaurants and shops in her neighborhood that are just a short walk from her house was for North Carolinians a real treat. Meeting people with smiles on their faces who were more than happy to share about this city they love. This college town is both large and small all wrapped into one. Yes, the magnificence of the Carrier Dome is real! You can’t miss it when you view the horizon of the city. Exploring a new and beautiful area once again brings God’s creation to my thoughts. “Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.”, Revelation 4:11.
Our final adventure was to one of the most beautiful waterfalls. Although the tourism around it was more than I expected. The beauty and power of Niagara Falls was stunning and breathtaking. I stopped to try and view each detail. The rocks below the American Falls, the openings in the mist around Niagara Falls. The rock cliffs that linger over the falls on the American side. I can not find the words to describe the breathtaking experience of watching the water fall. Even in the midst of the tourist and chaos, Niagara Falls radiates a peace as the water falls over the cliffs. It is a creation of beauty from my Father. “Deep calls to deep at the roar of your waterfalls; all your breakers and your waves have gone over me.” Psalm 42:7.
Closing Verse: Psalm 27:4, “One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple.”
Challenge: Seek Gods’ Beauty all around us and know that this is a gift to know his name. My prayer for everyone who reads this is to stand in the beauty of our Lord one day. How majestic that will be! I know because I see the world around me he has created. Stop and look at God’s beauty today.