Today I was reminded why I love living in Washington State. One privilege I enjoy is living less than two miles from my office so I go home almost every day at lunchtime. The pictures below I took today when I pulled into a Park & Ride on 164th. This is the view as I'm traveling down the hill on 164th. Every. single. day. Ok - actually, every day it doesn't rain...
The other thing that came to mind as I was absolutely in awe at the scenery is God spoke it into existence. The Cascades didn't just happen. They weren't created by accident. They were created with purpose, on purpose and for God's glory.
He said the Words and there they were. He Spoke. No arm waving, no deep thinking, no putting His hands to His temple as He willed something to happen. He spoke. And there they were.
What happens when I speak? Usually confusion but certainly I'm not creating anything physical.
Power in its truest, most beautiful form... right there for me to see every day I drive down my hill.
"The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands. And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything, because he himself gives all men life and breath and everything else. From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us."