This summer my husband Glenn and I had the blessing of traveling to California. We spent three days in Yosemite National Park. In three days we were able to feast our eyes on what I like to refer as “God’s cathedral”. Everywhere we looked we were able to behold His majesty, His creativity, along with His amazing detail and love for the smallest of creatures. We viewed rocks that were so massive you can’t even imagine. El Capitan (7,569 ft.), the North Dome (7,525 ft.), and of course Half Dome (8836 ft.)
How majestic is Your name in all the earth!! (Ps. 8:1)
We took a bus tour to Glacier Point. On the way we passed this very small but very beautiful flower. Our guide told us we were very fortunate to see that little flower. It only bloomed for two weeks every year and only appeared at the elevation we were at. It made me think of Matthew 6:28-29, 28 And why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, 29 yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. (NASB)
We viewed waterfall after waterfall and an amazing area called Tuolumne Meadows. The hand of God clearly formed the meadows. No man cut down trees clearing the land. In the midst of thick forest appeared a huge meadow. Springs of water were bubbling up, while the smallest of creatures were leaping about. I found myself saying, “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!” (Ps. 150:6)
Dear ones, the whole earth is full of His glory (Is. 6:3). O Lord how many are Thy works? In wisdom Thou hast made them all; The earth is full of Thy possessions. (Ps. 104:24) Shout for joy, O heavens! And rejoice, O earth! Break forth into joyful shouting, O mountains! (Is. 49:13a)
Spend time thinking on Psalm 150:
Praise the LORD! Praise God in His sanctuary;
Praise Him in His mighty expanse.
Praise Him for His mighty deeds;
Praise Him according to His excellent greatness.
Praise Him with trumpet sound;
Praise Him with harp and lyre.
Praise Him with timbrel and dancing;
Praise Him with stringed instruments and pipe.
Praise Him with loud cymbals;
Praise Him with resounding cymbals.
Let everything that has breath praise the LORD.
Praise the LORD! (NASB)
Patricia L. Wenzel
Woman of Character Graduate