Thursday, May 15, 2008

time window

Yesterday we visited the Grand Canyon.  We walked along the rim and flew over the Canyon in a small plane as well.  I've never been exposed to anything that so overwhelmed my vision.  This massive gorge is ten miles wide, a mile deep and 270 miles long!  The views were so stunning that they had an unreal quality, as if they were somehown painted on a vast canvas.  I suppose you could study the Grand Canyon for a lifetime and not begin to probe all the lessons to be learned from it.  But what struck me on reflection was that the Canyon gave a view into the distant past.  In a sense, God was providing a "Cat scan" of how He assembled the earth's crust.  Layers of rock carried evidence of fossilized life from long ago and showed the canyon had once been ocean bottom.  The Lord did so much work to build the foundation of our planet so that we, who walk on its surface, might thrive.  When it comes to the Grand Canyon, words really have not been invented to capture the beauty on such an immense scale.  When it comes to our Lord, we are also challenged to find words that capture His great design and the lengths He has gone to fashion our earthly home.
Job 38:4 " Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth?
      Tell Me, if you have understanding.
Rob Smith

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