Evidence For God

by Michael J. Klassen

“‘Tis a privilege to live in Colorado.”

Those words are present in every issue of the Denver Post, the daily newspaper in my home city of Denver. Having lived in different parts of the country–all four time zones in fact–I would have to say that I agree. Of course, most people would say the same thing about where they live.

Less than two miles from my home, the Rocky Mountains climb up to the sky. The front range, in fact, hides countless fossils from ages gone by.

Nevertheless, in the busyness of my day, I fail to recognize the beauty of those mountains. I forget to treasure the panoramic vistas that serve as artwork for the 3 million people who call this city home.

“The heavens declare the glory of God,” we read in Psalm 19:1–2. “The skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge” (NIV).

Not only do I fail to recognize the beauty all around me, but far too often I also fail to recognize the master artist who designed the artwork.

At the beginning of this post, I’ve included a video about God and his handiwork. You might be in the middle of a busy day, but I encourage you to watch it. The song and the video footage that accompanies it is moving–and will hopefully remind that someone created the beauty around you.

Enjoy!

Michael serves as co-pastor of The Neighborhood Church in Littleton, Colorado.

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  1. John Moyer

    14ers. Climbed them all, several twice. Took me about 9+ seasons. They all proclaim God’s masterwork. In the hurry to bag them all, I often forgot to stop and smell the daisys. The tiny tundra flowers on top of Handies Peak where the growing season is less than 30 days, the meadows waist deep in columbine and purple asters. Imagine if you can the intricate structure of these native plants. So go sit in their midst and tell the Lord how much you appreciate the show, His array of creation.
    In a different vein, caught in an electric storm atop Mount Humbolt. The air was buzzing, the rocks popping, the hail falling so fast and furious that the visibility was maybe 30 yards. But He provided me shelter under a huge granite overhang, a dry cozy spot to ride it out. I was reminded of His energy and power during those moments. His safety-net was there, provision to get home and do this all over again another day.

    • What a great experience for you, John. When was the last time you climbed a 14er?

    • John Moyer MD

      Final, September 1994, Mt. Lindsay. Popped a champagne cork on the summit, probably over the Mexican border by now. Started climbing the top 100, aka The Centurys” but pulled up short at #90. The final 10 all expediations, train rides, and day backpack to trailhead. Priorities: family, teaching schedule at CU, plus mentoring with SOY, and other volunteer stuff with state parks and history projects…preclude finishing these. Right decision.

  2. Georgie-ann

    amen,… beautiful,…

    Romans 1:20 “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, … “

  3. Georgie-ann

    Well, we’ve just survived the hurricane & power is coming back on,…it was a very dramatic powerful nature & powerful God experience,…the best part being:

    Philippians 4:7 “And God’s peace [shall be yours, that tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace] which transcends all understanding shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”

    Amen!

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