BEAUTY IN CREATION
The God of glory thunders, the LORD
thunders over the mighty waters.
My husband, Gary, and I visited Niagara Falls, Ontario,
eager to see the famous waterfall. As we walked down the
street, neon signs and bright banners advertised food and
souvenirs. Loud music blared from tourist attractions.
Laughter filled the air.
As we passed the amusement area and crossed the street
to view the falls, the sound of rushing water filled my ears.
Sunlight frosted the water as it cascaded over the cliff. I stared
in awe. I thought, Only God could create such power and
beauty! I forgot about the loud street behind me as I praised
God for such a magnificent wonder.
Seeing Niagara Falls reminded me that true fulfillment
has only one source. Fleeting distractions — an arcade,
a fancy car, or the latest
smartphone — can entice
us. But when we see God’s
power in nature, these distractions lose their appeal.
Experiencing God through
creation, praise, prayer, and reading the Bible can fill us with
true joy — joy that will never end.
Prayer: Thank you, Lord, for the beauty you have created and
the love that makes everything else fade in comparison. Help
us always to focus on you. Amen.
Susan Thogerson Maas (Oregon)
Prayer Focus: TOURISTS
Thought for the Day
Today I will focus on the
things of God.