The Testimony Of Creation
Merilyn and I enjoyed an excellent vacation to northwest Montana with our son and his family last week. It was great to be with them and especially to have the extra time with our grandson. One of the highlights of the trip was the opportunity for us to go into Glacier National Park. There were some wildfires in the park so we did not get to see everything that we wanted but it was still an amazing experience. The park is over one million acres and lies on the border of the U.S. and Canada. Being in the northern reaches of the Rocky Mountain range, it has many peaks of around 10,000 feet elevation. In several places there is one huge mountain peak after another. On the tops and sides of several of the mountains you can see large areas of permanent glacier ice and snow. According to some information in the Logan Pass visitor center there are some areas where the winter snow reaches a depth of 50 to 80 feet. It is awe-inspiring.
On several occasions as we traveled through Glacier National Park and through that entire region the passage from Psalm 19:1-5 was running through my mind.
The heavens declare the glory of God,
and the sky above proclaims His handiwork.
Day to day pours out speech,
and night to night reveals knowledge.
There is no speech, nor are there words,
whose voice is not heard.
Their voice goes out through all the earth,
and their words to the end of the world.
In them He has set a tent for the sun,
which comes out like a bridegroom leaving his chamber,
and, like a strong man, runs its course with joy.
There are many areas of the world where we can see fantastic natural wonders in the Creation that God has made for us. As David says in the Psalm, even though there are no audible words from the world around us, the testimony of Creation to the reality of God is around us all the time. What we have to do is take the time to stop, look, and listen. It is great to have the opportunity to go to different places and see what is there but it is not necessary. You can do it every time you step outside your door.