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