Above The Mountains

January 11, 2011
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Psalm 104:6 – You covered it with the deep as with a garment; the waters stood above the mountains. (NIV)

I've never seen the Grand Canyon, but it is on my "bucket list". From what I've heard from other people, it is a remarkable and awe-inspiring place. Photographs do not do it justice and even documentaries on television do not capture the breath-taking grandeur of this wonder of nature. I'm looking forward to the day when I can stand at the edge of it and take in all of its majestic beauty.

It also amazes me that the whole region was once under the sea. I just can't picture that in my mind, and it's staggering to think that the ocean covered most of it. Like the psalmist of old, the fact that the seas once engulfed what we call mountains causes me to humbly praise God's infinite, creative power. When I think about the processes of creation and the intelligence behind such a glorious living design, I am over-awed and extremely thankful for God's generosity and grace. He didn't have to share any of it with humanity, but because He delights in our child-like wonder, God lovingly allows us to truly enjoy what He has made.

Prayer: Lord God, thank You for the dynamic process of creation and the majesty beauty that surrounds us. The natural world is full of wonderful places and creatures. We are over-awed by the complexity and variety of life on earth. We praise You alone for such a beautiful gift, and we delight in all that You have accomplished. In Christ's holy name, we cheerfully pray. Amen.

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