What Does God Feel in a Sunrise?

Sunrise at Yaki Point, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Sunrise at Yaki Point, Grand Canyon National Park

Sometimes I wonder about the thoughts of God’s mind and heart when He looks at the wilderness.

Bowman Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana

Bowman Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana

I know He loves the works of His hands – His creation – but I have to wonder what He thinks and what He feels when He looks at the natural world.

Flowering cacti near Lake Powell, Arizona

Flowering cacti near Lake Powell, Arizona

Just what does God feel during a glorious sunrise?

Sunrise in Lava Beds National Monument, California

Sunrise in Lava Beds National Monument, California

Or what does He think when the new plants spring out of the barren earth in the new spring growth?

Daisies and lupines along the Summit Trail, Washington

Daisies and lupines along the Summit Trail, Washington

When the snow smooths the mountain sides and makes the world full of sparkling jewel-like ice crystals, does it make Him happy?

A stream breaks through the snow on the Ptarmigan Ridge Trail, Washington

A stream breaks through the snow on the Ptarmigan Ridge Trail, Washington

Heaven is more glorious than earth could ever be.  But I have to wonder: Is part of the wonder and awe that we feel actually a connection to the joy in God’s heart over the morning and evening, the turning of the seasons, the changes in the natural world that He spoke into being.