Where I see God
Journal 9: Within Creation
“For you make me glad by your deeds, Lord; I sing for joy at what your hands have done. How great are your works, Lord, how profound your thoughts!” Psalm 92:4-5
After lunch today, my husband and I decided to go hiking. Heading out to Devil’s Den State Park, we smiled into the sunshine as it warmed our faces. We were so excited to get out after being inside from all of the rain this past week.
Arriving at the park, we quickly realized we weren’t the only ones with this brilliant idea. The trails were packed with people. Regardless, we started the trek towards our favorite path. Down the rock steps, around the bend, up towards the bat caves and back down beside the caverns. Then up and around another hill before we arrived.
Since the rains had come in so strong the last few days we knew we would enjoy the part we had just reached. The waterfall.
Sitting back into the side of the cliff we rested on broken bits of shale as we watched the falling water. The sound of peace with the breath of mists embraced us. Looking out through the hills in the distance we could see the rush of waters down below from the overflowing creek beds. The air was fresh as we saw new growth popping up throughout the forest.
Creation is beautiful. How is God not experienced when we are encircled in its marvel? All the details captivating all our senses. All the wonder engaging our curiosity.
Nothing like it.
Thank you, Lord, for such an amazing afternoon.