The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
I consider myself a wordsmith, but I am struggling to find the combination of letters to accurately describe my recent mountaintop moment. The absolute awe I felt last month as my eyes took in the majesty of God’s creation is nearly impossible to convey via dialogue, text, or blog. But, I must try to give you at least a glimpse into the revelation of God’s glory I experienced. Standing at the brink of an immense waterfall in Yellowstone National Park, hearing the powerful rushing of the waters, catching a rainbow perfectly arched over the rising mist from the falls, overlooking a breathtaking canyon – I was nearly crushed by the beauty.
That first paragraph contains 110 words. Rather than try to conjure 890 more to help you envision this awe-inspiring view, here’s the picture worth that same value:
Of course, no Nikon lens can compare to your own two orbs. Standing there yourself, you could have better experienced the intensity of the colors, felt the sunshine on your face, heard the rushing of the rapids as they tumbled 308 feet to hit the canyon floor, and soaked in the glory of God all around you, as I did.
I was given a couple minutes of solitude, free from any other tourists. Even my husband had stepped away for a moment. I stood there, drinking the moment into my soul, overwhelmed by the beauty of the Lord, my eyes filling with tears as I praised God, singing softly:
Oh Lord, you’re beautiful.
Your face is all I see.
And when your eyes are on this child,
Your grace abounds to me.
My heart is filled with gratitude for this glimpse of God’s glory, for this moment He gave me to see a reflection of His beauty in His majestic creation. Praise the Lord for a mountaintop experience I pray to treasure into eternity.
For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen,
being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.
You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace;
the mountains and hills will burst into song before you,
and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.