First off, this gorgeous place is only about 20-30 minutes from where I live, and today was my first time there! What in the world!
But in all seriousness, what a beautiful, perfect day. I snapped so many photos today just because I was in awe of the beauty around me. I wasn’t even as in awe as I should have been. I take these little blessings for granted far too often.
But besides all that, here’s the thing that struck me today. As beautiful as nature is, it is NOT the best of God’s creation. It was only after he created humans in His image that he called creation “very good” (see Genesis 1).
It’s hard for me to believe that my beauty doesn’t even compare to that of a mountain stream. But all the splendor that Earth has to offer doesn’t compare to the fact that I–that we–were made in the image of God. He breathed in us the Breath of Life. What could be more beautiful than that!