Paul says we Christians are running a race. Here's what I'm looking at on my run toward Christ.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Mile High Honeymoon

As many of you know, I got married last week.  The wedding was amazing and the reception was a blast!  Christine and I were just overwhelmed by how many great people love us.  Plus, we were blown away when we began to open gifts by just how generous people are.

In between the wedding and opening gifts we got to go on a honeymoon.  We went to the little town of Granby, Colorado.  Granby is a small town nestled in the mountains just west of the Continental Divide.  It is beautiful!

Each day of our honeymoon we were wowed a little more by the mountainous landscape.  Beginning with alpine sliding and a scenic chair lift to zip lining and then the unmatchable Rocky Mountain National Park; we were astounded by God's creation.

On Tuesday of our honeymoon we took a scenic chairlift to the top of a mountain where we had lunch.  On the way down from the mountaintop as my new wife and I sat slack jawed in the air we looked and worshipped.  It was a breathtakingly worshipful experience.  It was then, as we talked about how this stunning view made our hearts worship, that I turned to my wife and said, "The same God that made these mountains with one word wanted us to get married.  Even better than that He calls us His son and daughter."

Did you get that?  The same God that made the mountains with one word calls us His sons and daughters!

The next thing we did was quote this psalm:

"I lift my eyes up to the hills,
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the LORD
the maker of heaven and earth."
Psalm 121: 1-2

Now, get this.  You don't have to go on a honeymoon and look down from a 11,000 foot mountain to know that God is great and His creation is good.  You can know this in Iowa, Oklahoma, Wisconsin or even boring looking Nebraska (no offense we just took too long to go through that state).  Look out your window and see that God is great and His creation is good.  But don't stop your thoughts there.  Look at His handiwork and remember that the same God who made all creation, from the majestic Rocky Mountains to the intricate eyeball on your sweetheart's face, calls you beloved.  Know that the creator of the universe desires a relationship with you.

Remember that the Maker of Heaven and Earth has called you.  If you have never responded to that loving call do it today.

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