Wednesday, November 01, 2006

GA Mtns.

Has blogger been a bugger this week or what?!?!

We had a glorious time in the GA mtns last weekend. We had spectacular weather and the leaves were awesome!! We visited apple orchards and quaint little towns, saw incredible vistas and marveled at God's handiwork, saw pumpkins lying in the fields, hiked the Amicalola Falls and watched a raccoon struggle to hang onto a branch high above the highway....very funny little fellow...he made it to safety...but I'll bet his mama scolded him for being out in the daytime...haha..... We enjoyed gourmet cuisine and a roaring fire. We gazed at the stars from a lucious hot tub...yum! Hopefully blogger will let me post pictures...not of the hot tub...so forget that...lol

I wonder...do Christians appreciate nature just a bit more...does everyone feel that strong feeling of sheer joy with the urge to praise God when experiencing the glory of His creation? Can it even really be "seen" without Him? I suppose some do feel strongly, as that is where pantheism (sp?) comes from. But I know for me, something strong and perhaps supernatural wells up within me when I gaze upon His beautiful world. I cannot imagine living my life without the wide-eyed wonder that comes from knowing my Lord. He makes everything new, if only in my eyes for that moment...somehow I see it as new...so much beauty to marvel at...
and this is only a fallen world we are talking about .....

The joys of life and nature do seem to lose their glow when my eyes drift away from Him...
Lord help me keep the eyes of my heart turned toward You...in so doing, all the world shines brighter...

8 comments:

bjk said...

http://www.godhungry.org/

a similar theme....

everydayRANDOM said...

Yes, Blogger is being a bugger this week!!!

Glad you guys had a nice weekend. Mountains always give perspective to what is important.

Hope you are having a ggod day!!!!

KayMac said...

YES! Seeing the glory of God in nature! Wonderful

Tammy said...

You said it all for me!! Every single day I am in total awe of the world God created...the nature...the seasons...the marvelous beauty that He works in amazing perfect clockwork...I can't imagine how anyone can look out their window and not see God.

Birmingham Girl said...

In answer to your first question:
YES blogger is being a bugger!!
I wondered too if the world sees the beauty that God created as Christians do. I also wondered if I marvel at it so much just because I'm an oldie but goodie! At any rate, it is awesome and I'm so glad you had such a wonderful time. Please post some pictures!

Sissy B. said...

I feel this in my heart much like you wrote about. I quess as the autumn days turn into winter I linger more on God's beauty.

Glad you had a great weekend...I always love time spent in those North Georgia mountains.

Nancy French said...

So glad you had a rejuvenating time. Yes, Blogger has been quite ornery lately.

:)

Gina said...

Isn't it wonderful how the earth is FILLED with his glor -- not just samples of it here and there but literally bursting and overflowing with His beauty and magnificance. Yes, if Christians don't appreciate it more we certainly should!