“Now I know that the LORD saves his anointed; he answers him from his holy heaven with the saving power of his right hand. Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God (Psalm 20:6,7).”
I got on the ramp this morning, the wrong one as it turns out, and headed in the wrong direction. Thankfully I still had plenty of time to get to work, and as I looked at the nature around me I just decided to relax and enjoy it. I moved to this area for the beautiful mountain ridges I was looking at. They were particularly gorgeous on my drive because of the autumn colors. I got a great tour because the next exit was about 10 miles down the road. But I didn’t mind.
What I began thinking as I turned around and headed in the right direction was how anyone could look at what I was looking at and not understand that there is a God. The intricate beauty of these mountains could not be the result of happenstance.
The book of Romans explains why people don’t acknowledge God despite the creation around them (Romans 1:18-32). They prefer their wickedness to knowing God. Like several alchoholic beverages, people’s bad behavior acts to dull their awareness to the truth. They want it that way. For some reason they think a satisfying life can be obtained outside of a relationship with Him.
By the end of the day, I had reached a milestone in my move here. It was still beautiful as I drove to my lodgings, so I stopped off at a coffee shop to celebrate. I enjoyed the sunset, warm weather and beautiful nature. God gets all the credit.