Wired for Worship

Rainbow, Anza Borrego Desert, California, October 2010
It’s the Creator
I feel respectful in the desert. It’s vast, and calm, and if I look carefully, I see a tremendous, subtle variety in color and form. Almost always it’s really cold or wiltingly hot. Surprising weather can develop at any moment.

Motu Tautau, Tahaa, French Polynesia, January 2004
Aboard a canoe on a lagoon in Tahaa, French Polynesia, sitting in the moonlight and listening to unseen waves battering the barrier reef, I’ve known the presence of enormous power.
The first time I saw the Cathedral Group in the Grand Teton mountain range, I understood majesty in a new, deeper way.

Sunset over the Pacific Ocean, September 2007
I trust the faithfulness of our planet’s annual trip around the sun. Mercifully, this trust has never been betrayed.  Its dependability reminds me of my small, secure, unique place in the universe.
 Julian, California, June 2010
Walking in the woods, the filtered sunlight that finds its way to my face brings me peace. The steadiness of leaf litter cushioning my steps comforts me. 
When I was a small child I thought that these qualities came from nature. Now, I understand that they’re gifts of the One who created it all. He shows us His qualities in the earth He’s provided for us.

19 They know the truth about God because he has made it obvious to them. 20 For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.
Romans 1:19-20 (NLT)