Saturday, December 25, 2010

God's Amazing Beauty

God's beauty is astounding.

We went on an afternoon safari drive at Mikumi National Park while we were in Tanzania, and we loved seeing the beautiful animals.

We saw giraffes, cape buffalo, elephant, zebras, jackals, lots of birds, and even a tree in the shape of Africa,

but I couldn't get over the painting that God was working on in the sky.

I started hearing scriptures in my heart.

"You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created." - Rev 4:11

NOTE: Before I continue this post, I will apologize in advance for all the pictures (because I know they are hard to load). I had the hardest time picking and choosing which ones to show you, and there are still hundreds more on my computer.

I kept snapping trying to capture this moment in time so I wouldn't forget the conversation God and I had together.

"The earth is the Lord's, and everything in it, the world and those who dwell in it."
- Ps 24:1

I don't have a special, fancy camera, and I don't know a lot about framing a shot like my brilliant sister-in-law, Jen, but I didn't need either of those things to capture God's beauty.

“Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”

I know mountains like the Rockies or Alps tower over these small ones, and I also know that skies painted like this occur daily all over the world.

They might even occur in Arua, but I rarely see them.

“Whom have I in heaven but You? And there is none upon earth that I desire besides You.” - Ps 73:25

This day, I stood in awe of His beauty.

“The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork.

“From the rising of the sun to its going down the Lord’s name is to be praised.” - Ps 113:3

“And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.” - Heb 4:13a

(Can you see the giraffes the the left below the sun?)

I had my own little worship service right there in the safari truck.

I love how we can worship God anywhere.

“You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” - Ps 16:11

"Every good and perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning." - James 1:17

You are so good to us, Abba.


The Lazenby Family said...

Those are awesome! Thanks so much for sharing the pictures and the verses with us.

Nancy said...

I got to worship with you this morning! Thanks for sharing.
Love you,