This past week I had the privilege of spending some time driving through the Jemez mountain range in Northern New Mexico. Living in Colorado Springs, breathtaking mountain views are a part of everyday life. To some degree, I have become accustomed to brilliant vista views from the most mundane of locations… one of my favorite views is from a Gas Station! As I was driving along Highway 4 in New Mexico, I was surprised when my breath was taken away at the beauty of the range before me. These were not the mountains that had become part of my daily life, and their sudden appearance on my morning drive prompted an immediate utterance of praise for their creator.
The mountains launched straight into the air and were lined with magnificent colors: warm browns and reds and white with green plants sprouting from unseen crevices. How could I do anything but revel in the wonder of God’s creation? It was truly a moment that echoed Psalm 19 and Romans 1:
“The Heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.”
“For His invisible attributes, namely He eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made.”
It is not uncommon for us to get so used to our surroundings that we forget that they, too are the handiworks of our Creator God. In the beauty of wildflowers, in the cool of the evening, in the brilliance of a sunrise our God is glorified. We should pray that we never become so “used to” what God has done that we miss the opportunity to praise Him!
For His Glory,