Have you not heard?

Sunday, August 21, 2011

This week marked the 50th anniversary of my grandparent's marriage. We celebrated by going up Crystal Mountain on the new gondola. We ate amazing food (ridiculously expensive - if you plan on going I can let you know how expensive), had some good bonding time, and looked onto some pretty spectacular views. I would recommend it to everyone I know for a date night or a hike with older children as there aren't railings on most of it so walking carefully is a must.

Reflecting on our time up there today, I am reminded of a greater principle. Isaiah 40:28 says "Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth."

Have you heard that before? He is the Creator of the entire earth and all that is on it. Look at that picture of Mt. Rainier. I cannot even describe to you how glorious it was up close. Most of us who live in Western Washington see it daily, but to get a few hours directly across it was breathtaking.

I know some think yeah, yeah, God created all that is on the earth.
But they stop there and don't let it transform their thinking, make them question, or affect their lives.

Hear this, Romans 1:19-20 says, "For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse."

Did you hear that? We are without excuse! When Paul wrote this he understood that God created the heavens and the earth. The mountains and the sea. The babies and teenagers. He tells us that we can see God's power through all of what he has created.

Please don't just think you understand that some sort of spiritual being made all of the beautiful things that we see. The Creator God made everything so that we would look at it and know without a shadow of a doubt that he loves, cares, and desires to be in relationship with us. Don't miss it! Like Romans says, we are all without excuse because of the amazing design of our Father. So seek Him out. The Bible says, Ask and it will be given to you. Seek and you will find. I know firsthand that this can seem overwhelming. But just take a step. Read a Psalm in your Bible, talk to a close friend. Email me and ask a question! Just do something! The God of the universe desires you and I would love to be a part of it!



  1. Such a great post and I would LOVE to see Washington! I am with you though, Creation Screams of it's creator. When I am at the Ocean, on the mountains or even in my tiny backyard, I cannot help but to marvel at it's Creator. It breaks my heart how someone could look upon His majesty and somehow not see HIM through it. Great Post! Love the pictures :)