God Saw that it was Good

Dundee Falls near Bonneville Pass, Wyoming

Dundee Falls, Wyoming

In Genesis 1, we can read the story of how the earth was formed, how God started with nothing and made the earth and all we see in it.

View of the Tetons from Mt. Leidy, Wyoming

View of the Tetons from Mt. Leidy, Wyoming

There is a phrase that is repeated over and over in the tale.  God creates something (sun & moon, animals, plants, etc.), then He looks at what He made that day, and He sees that it is “good”.

Arch in Pioneer Park, St. George, Utah

Arch in Pioneer Park, Utah

That’s the very words: He “saw that it was good”.

Grandview Trail into the Grand Canyon, Arizona

Grandview Trail into the Grand Canyon, Arizona

When He was finished, He looked at it all and said that it was “very good”.

Sawmill Geyser, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Sawmill Geyser, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

If God is that pleased with what He has made, it’s no wonder He chooses to take those He loves out to the wilderness to share with them the things that He calls “good”.
Rainbow at Holden Beach, North Carolina

Rainbow at Holden Beach, North Carolina

If our hearts are drawn to Him, it also makes sense that our hearts would also be drawn to the things He sees as “good”, like a woman I read about on the internet who can’t play tennis well, but goes to Wimbledon with her husband anyway – she is drawn to it because the one she loves sees tennis as “good”.

Views down Zion Canyon from Angel's Landing, Utah

Views down Zion Canyon from Angel’s Landing, Utah

“God saw all that he had made, and it was very good…so on the seventh day he rested from all his work” (Genesis 1:31, 2:2)

Views near Cascade Pass, North Cascades National Park, Washington

Views near Cascade Pass, Washington

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