My husband and I recently returned from a road trip. Some said we were crazy to go at such a time as this. Some were jealous. We needed to do something uplifting in our lives during this sad and anxious time.
We took off in our tiny RV in October and spent the fall winding through the national parks in Utah as well as the desert in Arizona.
As we turned off the news and opened our eyes to God’s creation – something changed inside of us. We saw God’s eternal power in the mountains and canyons that He formed. We saw His divine nature spread before us mile after mile in the living creation around us.
We stood at the edge of Bryce Canyon and witnessed God’s wisdom and majesty.
We kayaked the waters of Lynx Lake and marveled at what a great God we have.
Romans 1:19 “…what may be known about God is plain, because God has made it plain. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities – His eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made so that men are without excuse.”
Max Lucado tells the story of meeting a rural farmer in Brazil. This man raised his family of 14 on a tiny two acres. He told Max, “I have no trouble believing in God. After I see what he has done on my little farm, year after year, it is easy to believe.” Max said, “His faith was rooted in the simple miracles that he witnessed every day: A small seed becoming a towering tree. A think stalk pushing back the earth. A rainbow arching in the midst of the thundercloud…Someone who witnessed God’s daily display of majesty doesn’t find the secret of Easter absurd. Someone who depends upon the mysteries of nature for his livelihood doesn’t find it difficult to depend on an unseen God for his salvation.”
Max assures us, “Miracles happen all around us; we only have to pay attention.”
A time such as this should not move us indoors where we cannot view divine majesty. The more difficult our lives become, the more time we need to spend outside – listening to what God has to say.
We must turn around and see the voice that is speaking to us. (Revelation 1:12)