My husband and I love hiking together. We’ve visited over 60 national parks in the time we’ve been married.
While gazing in awe at the Grand Canyon from Cape Final; frightfully looking down at Yosemite Valley from Taft Point; staring in wonderment at the snow capped mountains from Olympics’ Hurricane ridge; or breathing in the spray from Washington’s Sol Duc Falls, my husband often remarks, “How can anyone look at this and deny there’s a God?”
Romans 1:20 says: “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 people are without excuse.”
Steep cliffs, vast oceans, and tall peaks burst open or tossed about by great storms in places where wild animals roam can make the world a dangerous place. And yet there is such order in creation by the moon and the tides and the rising and the setting of the sun; the consistent chill of fall and the warm breath of spring bringing various creatures out from their hiding places; each species true to its kind.
To fathom that all things exploded into ‘being’ is incomprehensible as I have yet to see anything but chaos result after a bomb goes off.
Daily we beg and plead for a sign from God and yet his canvas is the universe and all His creation is screaming out answers.
“Ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds of the air, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish of the sea inform you. Which of these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind” (Job 12:7-10).
We are told that in the beginning God created the earth and put man in charge over all of it. It wasn’t for Him-self that God made the earth, nor was it to create confusion. It was made for us to enjoy.
If you look out your front door today you will see His handiwork all around you.