Paddles skim on liquid glass,
Sky checks her reflection;
Rocky shores with wooden doors
Display her pure complexion.
Hands of Time, I snap you here,
To break your counting power,
Cram a lifetime’s thirsty soul
Into this sacred hour.
Is there anything on earth as majestic as mountains?
The Canadian Rockies are world-renown for their beauty. People flock to them like moths to a porch light. Hikers, skiers, campers, paddlers of kayaks and canoes, relaxers and revellers, all congregate to gawk in unrestrained delight at these hunks of rock and rubble.
Tons upon billions of tons of granite are aligned in the range comprising the magnificent Rockies, which stretch for thousands of miles, creating a barrier powerful enough to create new climatic conditions on either side.
“Who else knows the weight of the earth or has weighed the mountains and hills on a scale?” Isaiah 40:12b NLT
The thought of this God, enthroned in jewelled light, weighing the mountains on a scale – well, that rather puts things into perspective, doesn’t it?
And that thought is beautiful, as majestic as mountains…
I don’t think there is anyone alive who would deny that true beauty can be found all around us – you just need the eyes to see it. It is in the air around us, invisible and delicious in its compounded molecules. It is in the sky – dancing in cloud formations, taking wing with birds in flight. It is on the ground, laughing in the soft grass, singing in vegetables and fruits as they grow. It is under the earth, in the riches and ores that fuel our function and feed our vanity. It is thundering in a waterfall, riding a rainbow, painting a sunset, calling from cliff to sea. God’s gracious and astoundingly creative fingerprints cover every detail; from the flagellum of a bacterium, to the ice- fire trail of a comet, there is much to see, smell, ponder.
Where do you see beauty in nature?