I stopped today at a little roadside area to walk the dog. Just an abandoned motel site. But I gradually became aware of the absolute beauty and wonder of the place.
There was a little lizard scampering across the side of the building, apparently annoyed at being interrupted in his breakfast.
There was the snow sitting, glistening in the branches of the pine trees.
There was the sun glittering in the dew of the grass.
My first thought was to stop and thank God for all this wondrous beauty. My second feeling was sadness.
Sadness for the people who believe the myth that all of creation is merely an accident of nature. The unfounded story that all that exists just happened to come into being and evolve. The fable that says there is no meaning or purpose to this life.
But there IS purpose.
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. Ge 1:1
And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. Ge 1:31
The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Ps 19:1
The heavens declare his righteousness,for God himself is judge! Ps 50:6
For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. Ro 1:20