In May I traveled with my family to the Grand Canyon. It was awesome! It is truly breath taking! As you stand there at the rim and look at the magnificent colors and the absolute vastness of this “Natural Wonder,” you can not help but think of the Creator.
This amazing canyon is there for all to see and to declare His greatness. I was content to just stand and look and think. (I don’t stand still very often!) I was grateful that my thoughts were of our amazing God, and even more thrilled to hear my children declare His wonders.
In his book The Joy of Fearing God, Jerry Bridges explains that acknowledging God in creation is one way to increase our fear of the Lord. Bridges gives Isaiah 40:12-31 as an example of an Old Testament passage that “especially emphasizes the greatness of God and is thus designed to stimulate our fear of Him.” This passage contains a number of questions and figures of speech describing God’s immense greatness in creation and history.
The point that Isaiah makes is that even though creation (including the Grand Canyon) is great, nothing compares to the greatness of God. As we think about the truth Scripture teaches about creation, we should grow in our fear and awe of Him.
Enjoy creation this summer. Even if you don’t go to the Grand Canyon, be amazed by blooming flowers, powerful rain storms, and cute lightning bugs!!