Last week Laurel and I were looking at our week, and planned that our ski day would be Tuesday, God graciously saw fit to make it the most clear, beautiful day! The sun was shining brightly, the sky was a deep blue, and it was finally clear enough that, for the first time, I could see all of the mountains around Jackson (even the other clear days there were clouds covering the highest mountains). I took several pictures with my phone, but nothing can compare to the splendor of the mountains in person. Being in the mountains always reminds me of God's power, majesty, strength and sovereignty, but at the same time they show His creativity and remind me that He is the author of beauty. I pray that as I move here to live in Jackson, the beauty of creation will continue to point me to the Creator.
About a year ago, I decided to memorize a portion of Colossians 1, and as I was standing looking out over the tops of the mountains the Lord brought part of that passage to mind...
Colossians 1:16-17 - For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities - all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
Psalm 95:3-6 - For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. In his hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are his also. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land. Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!