The Beauty of God’s Creation

We recently took a family vacation and got to enjoy several amazing things that put us in awe of God’s creation. If you have ever been to a cave you know what I’m talking about. If not, then keep reading and you’ll get to see some pictures.

Fantastic Caverns is unique because instead of walking on the tour, you get to ride around the cave. It just amazes me how huge some of the formations are!

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Meramec Caverns is by far my favorite. I don’t know if it’s because of the size of the cave, or the size of it’s formations. Either way, it’s absolutely breathtaking.

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Ruby Falls was interesting because it is a cavern and not a cave. It has less formations but the enormous rocks and huge stone slabs leave you feeling quite small in comparison. Not to mention the huge underground waterfall at the end!

This next one is not a cave, but it is beautiful all the same. Rock City Gardens made me feel like a child again. It gave me the urge to want to climb and explore all that was there. The view from the top is a little dizzying, but it’s really cool that you can see seven states at once.

Though pictures cannot do justice to the beauty of it all, I hope you can get a taste of His wonderous creation. I hope it reminds you that if He took such care to create these amazing lifeless things, how much more love and care went into creating you!

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A Lesson In Waiting: Joseph

Sometimes life’s problems are overwhelming. They surround us like a dense fog, preventing us from seeing past them. It’s times like these when hearing about another’s problems can make your own not seem quite as bad as they did before. Especially if, when hearing of their problems, you can also see God’s involment in handling their outcome.

As you can tell by the title, today’s post is about Joseph. He is a great example of how to go about waiting on the Lord and His timing.

Joseph was a miracle to his parents. His mother, Rachel, was barren for around 26 years before giving birth to him. I can only imagine the advice and lessons in patience he received in reference to that. I wonder if that is one of the things he kept in his mind and heart during his 20 year wait for God’s plan for his life to come to fruition?

That’s right, I said 20 years. It took that long from when Joseph dreamed his first dream to when he was second in command over Egypt and his brothers sought help from him, unknowingly, during the famine.

One of the things I love about Joseph’s story is the many times that the Bible says, “And the Lord was with Joseph” or that someone “saw that the Lord was with him.” Through all the trials that he went through, it was always aparent who he ultimately served and God blessed him for it.

As you go through life’s many trials, are people able to say the same about you? Though you are having a tough time, are they still able to see the joy of the Lord in you? Just something to think about.