Greetings from Colorado Springs. Jill and I have had an epic 10-day road trip across five states of the USA. We did some three thousand, nine hundred and fifty two kilometres - that's Auckland to Wellington and back three and a bit times!
In that time we have seen some amazing scenery and met some lovely people. Most mornings as we were driving Jill would read a Psalm. One which was particularly apt, especially considering the scenery we were driving through at that time, was Psalm 8 which in part says:
Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory in the heavens…. When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?….. Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
We had just seen the Grand Canyon. There are many trails into the Canyon and Jill and I chose one to walk down to a point called "Ooh Aah Point". It was very aptly named. The view was incredible. God did some amazing, creative work right there. It was beautiful. On the way down, and at the Point, the rocks were jagged and some had big cracks in them. But it was still stunning.
God's creative work did not finish with the land and birds and animals. He created us too. As I reflected on this I realised that every one of us is an 'ooh ahh'. So let's look at each other (and ourselves) as beautiful creations. Sure we may have some jagged edges and blemishes but we are still worthy of an ooh aah!! Bless you all.