This week, I spent a couple of days at a Christian camp here in PA that I went to for quite a few years when I was in high school. The camp is in a beautiful state park up on a mountain. From our side of the mountain, there is this incredible view where you can see into at least four or five states (There’s a picture of it to the left. But I have to say that it doesn’t do the real scenery any justice!). In the afternoon before dinner, all of the campers and some of the counselors sit on the side of the hill to sing praises to God, and to look out onto His amazing creation.
The first night I went up this week, we all laid on the side of the hill to look up at the stars, and a guy that I’ve known from up here for a few years did a sort of crash course on the night sky for us. Alongside this, He helped us try to see the power of God in the immense expanse of beautiful twinkling stars, planets and galaxies. He referenced this verse:
“The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims His handiwork.”-Psalm 19:1
Nature is truly amazing. When I see the stars, watch storms, look out over the ocean, or even stand on the side of that mountain, I am truly filled with awe and amazement. Sometimes, I find myself getting teary eyed at how beautiful it all is. When I see these things I honestly can’t even begin to understand as to why some people deny God’s existence.
All of the things that we see on our planet and in the rest of the universe are there to prove God’s existence, as was said in the verse above and a few others as well.
Romans 1:20 says: “For His invisible attributes, namely, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.”
I encourage you that when you find yourself again in the midst of His creation, to just stand there for a while, and take in everything around you. Look out at everything and allow yourself to just be filled with awe of our God and everything He’s created. We all need to be reminded of God’s might and power, and all that he can do. He is truly an Awesome God.