I just got back from my first ever trip to Hawaii. Kauai to be exact. This trip just kind of fell into our laps as dear friends decided to share a condo with us they had gained access to for a week. We just needed to get there and pay for our food.
What we didn’t know is that we actually loved Kauai and all its splendor and beauty. We could have done without the humidity but the moisture was what creates that beauty.
After coming home and sorting through my over 700 photos (the benefit of digital) I kept thinking about the Psalms, particularly sections from Psalm 103/104 (one of my favorites).
How magnified are Thy works, O Lord! In wisdom hast Thou made them all; the earth is filled with Thy creation.
Let me share with you…keep in mind, these pictures do not do the beauty justice. It overwhelmed us.
The mountains rise up and the plains sink down, unto the place where Thou hast established them. Thou appointedst a bound that they shall not pass, neither return to cover the earth. He sendeth forth springs in the valleys; between the mountains will the waters run.
The high mountains are a refuge for the harts, and so is the rock for the hares. He hath made the moon for seasons; the sun knoweth his going down. Thou appointedst the darkness, and there was the night, wherein all the beasts of the forest will go abroad.
So is this great and spacious sea, therein are things creeping innumerable, small living creatures with the great. Here go the ships; there this dragon, whom Thou hast made to play therein.
Let the glory of the Lord be unto the ages; the Lord will rejoice in His works. Who looketh on the earth and maketh it tremble, Who toucheth the mountains and they smoke. I will sing unto the Lord throughout my life, I will chant to my God for as long as I have my being.
May my words be sweet unto Him, and I will rejoice in the Lord. O that sinners would cease from the earth, and they that work iniquity, that they should be no more. Bless the Lord, O my soul. The sun knoweth his going down, Thou appointedst the darkness, and there was the night. How magnified are Thy works, O Lord! In wisdom hast Thou made them all.
May God, the Creator of all things good and beautiful, open our eyes daily to see His creation, no matter where I am.