Celebrating His Beauty

“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands.” (Psalm 19:1)

I drove across the country last week.  I started in Prince Edward Island and drove all the way to Alberta.  It was a long drive to say the least, even more so because I am the worst person to travel with.  I get irritable and cranky and I annoy everyone who travels with me. But thankfully, we all made it intact. Yes, I did most of the driving so nobody could leave me behind.

Prince Edward Island is beautiful.  There are walking trails across the entire Island that cross over brooks and streams that will take your breath away.  It is a small place with red dirt that never washes out of anything white.  The sunsets are beautiful, and the trees this time of year are shining with hues of red, gold and yellow.  There is so much beauty packed into that little place called the blessed isle that it amazes me.

If you have never driven across Canada, I highly encourage you to do so.  Certainly, as I drove from province to province. I experienced so much beauty!  We went from warm PEI to snow covered Northern Ontario.  It was incredible to just be driving and in the span of an hour we went from Autumn to a Winter snowstorm and right back again to Autumn colors.

The place that really amazed me was the Prairies though.  I have never had the pleasure of being in Manitoba or Saskatchewan until now and honestly — all I can say is WOW.  I drove along the highway and to the left or right I could see the beauty of golden fields stretched to meet the multiple shades of blue in the sky.  It really is one of the most incredible sights I have ever seen.  Please take a moment to just look at the awesomeness captured in my picture.

When we finally arrived in Alberta I was disappointed knowing that we would not be seeing the mountains where we were heading. Still, I will see them soon.  It really puts life in perspective when you stand in the small town of Lake Louise, Alberta and every direction you look are these massive, beautiful mountains.  Or when you stand at one of the lakes and witness the blue of the water from the glacier.

Then we arrived at our destination.  It was dark by then so I was not able to really enjoy the scenery … so yesterday we went for a walk. This is what we saw.

 

Isn’t it beautiful?  Doesn’t this idyllic scene of magnificent proportions define peace for you?  They say a picture tells 1,000 words so tell me how it is that somewhere in those 1,000 words, we don’t see God.  The God of the universe created this specifically for our pleasure and enjoyment.  Creation testifies to His amazing grace.

Just take a moment to see the beauty.  Watch a sunrise or a sunset, or if you really just cannot get away — google the top ten most beautiful places in Canada and see His handiwork.  Indeed, creation is just waiting to tell you who He is.  All you need to do is stop and listen.

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