The Beauty of Creation
I will lift my eyes to the hills - from whence come my help? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
Have you stopped to take a good look around you lately? This part of Southern Pennsylvania is absolutely beautiful! I do not know about you, but I certainly enjoy every once in a while just stopping right where I am and taking a good look at the hills that are all around me. It is just a beautiful, beautiful area to live in.
My husband and I have lived in many different places, and it always thrills me when we are in a place where I can see the mountains and the hills. I think often of the first two verses in Psalm 121 that say, "I will lift my eyes to the hills - from whence come my help? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth."
When I see the hills all around me, I am reminded of the greatness of God's creation. To think that He just spoke it into existence, that is far beyond anything I could imagine or comprehend, but it is a reminder of the greatness of God. The Psalmist seems to have been thinking the same thing that I think when I look at the beauty of creation around me - "My help comes from the same Lord that was able to create all of this." That gives me peace. That gives me comfort. That gives me hope and joy.
Next time you are feeling really down and out, take a good look around you. Take a moment to stop and lift your eyes and look at the beauty of Southern Pennsylvania. Thank the Lord for it, and for eyes to see it with. Rejoice, because your help comes from the almighty Creator who created all of the beautiful scenery around you - whether it is the mountains, the hills, the lakes, the sky, the beautiful tulips coming up in your backyard - He made it all! Rejoice in that, and thank Him for it!
By Dr. Ann Shorb
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