Standing in Awe

In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him.  The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land – Psalm 95:4-5

I love being outdoors.  It can be sitting out back in the morning with a cup of coffee listening to the birds.  It can be sitting on a beach or backpacking through the mountains.  I have found by simply being outside and being present in the silence of the early morning that I have felt God’s presence.  It has been through that silence and calm that I have been able to discern His message and desire for my life, my marriage and my family.  I have learned that it isn’t difficult to hear God’s voice if I create the right moment to stop and listen.

I was in Denver Colorado with my wife a couple of weeks ago.  It was a trip to visit friends and explore a part of the United States that we had not seen.  Our travels included two days in the front range of the Rocky Mountains.  I was struck by the rugged beauty of the landscape.  We stopped at the Gross Reservoir.  It was very cold and the wind speed was very strong.  I found myself standing alone in a state of awe.  I didn’t feel the cold or hear the wind.  I was consumed by the beauty of God’s creation and the realization that I am blessed to live it every day.

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