"On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will meditate."
My dad was a National Park ranger. I grew up with an affinity for the great outdoors. I fondly remember summer visits to Yellowstone NP while spending time with my grandparents in Montana. We also visited the Grand Canyon & many other smaller parks and sites in the desert southwest. In high school, I lived in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, and had many an after-school hike along the park's trails. In college, a 7-day stay in Yosemite was seminal. In grad school one summer, Jody and I went camping in Arcadia NP (Maine). Needless to say, my soul connects to God powerfully through His natural splendor.
The author of Psalm 145 seems to know what I mean! "On the glorious splendor of your majesty and on your wondrous works, I will meditate." Living in Hawaii is such a blessing! There is beauty all around me in God's creation. Trees, plants, flowers, ocean, waterfalls, mountains, sunsets, clouds, rocks, volcanoes, etc. What wonderful opportunities to ponder & meditate on God's majesty. What about you? Does your soul connect this way, too? What glorious splendor have you seen lately?