Out of the Creativity of God’s Heart

Early morning sunshine at the Lady Bird Johnson Grove in Redwood National Park, California

Early morning sunshine at the Lady Bird Johnson Grove, California

One of the great things about loving God and being in the wilderness is that we know that the wonders we see were created by the same One who saved us from death and offers us a vibrant relationship with Himself every day.

Views from Canyonlands Overlook at Canyon Rims Special Management Recreation Area, Utah

Views from Canyonlands Overlook at Canyon Rims Special Management Recreation Area, Utah

Every time I see a gurgling waterfall, with the moss clinging to the damp rocks and stones along its course… I know God made it out of the creativity of His heart.

Waterfalls en route to Spray Park in Mt. Rainier National Park, Washington

Waterfalls en route to Spray Park in Mt. Rainier National Park, Washington

When I stumble across a wildflower, smaller than my pinky nail, but so intricately formed…

Pussypaw near the Brewer Creek Trail on Mt. Shasta, California

Pussypaw near the Brewer Creek Trail on Mt. Shasta, California

Or discover the shifting hues of each petal… I know God made it out of the creativity of His heart.

Rain soaked wildflowers on the Stairway to Heaven, Jedediah Smith Wilderness, Wyoming

Rain soaked wildflowers on the Stairway to Heaven, Jedediah Smith Wilderness, Wyoming

When my jaw drops as the canyon sweeps away below me…

Black Canyon of the Gunnison from Exclamation Point, Colorado

Black Canyon of the Gunnison from Exclamation Point, Colorado

When the rocks tower over my head in shades of gold and orange, red and purple, into the bluest of blue skies… I know God made it out of the creativity of His heart.

Formations along the Fairyland Trail in Bryce Canyon, Utah

Formations along the Fairyland Trail in Bryce Canyon, Utah

As the oceans crash against the storeline, and foaming green water rushes back where it came from… I know God made it out of the creativity of His heart.

Waves and rainbows at Cape Perpetua, Oregon

Waves and rainbows at Cape Perpetua, Oregon

And as I look out of the multiple peaks of mountain range after mountain range, with snowcapped peaks, sheer thousand foot cliffs, and peaceful green valleys… I can’t help but think, God made this out of the creativity of His heart.

Peaks, lakes, and valleys from Sahale Arm in North Cascades National Park, Washington

Peaks, lakes, and valleys from Sahale Arm in North Cascades National Park, Washington

God made the earth out of the creativity of His heart, and it’s what we get to encounter as His children living on earth.

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