“They were calling out to each other, “Holy, holy is the Lord of Heaven’s armies! The whole is filled with his glory!” - Isaiah 6:3
The earth is filled God’s glory. I know some struggle with their faith because they can’t phyiscally see God. As an artist, I understand where they come from. I love visuals, and even when I am in deep worship while singing at church I imagine Christ in my head. But I think we all need to open our eyes to the beauty around us. Last year I took a trip to Europe, and our last destination was Switzerland. On our final day we boarded a train to the top of the alps. The station did not drop us off at the peek of the mountain, but there were these long steps leading up to the top. My friend, Kendall, and I both decided this trip wouldn’t be nearly as rewarding if we didnt climb those steps and gaze at the earth from much higher perspective. When I say much higher perspective I mean it. When we reached the top there was this wall, and a sign that said “Do not climb over wall”. Kendall and I looked at each other in agreement that standing behind this wall was not what we trekked up here for. She climbed over first and spread her arms out as if she was flying, and when she rolled over back on the lawful side of the wall, I experienced my moment on the edge. I climbed over and automatically sat down out of nerves. But I spread out my arms like eagle’s wings (look at the cloud in the picture) and soaked in the beauty in front of me. Being up there- I could’ve touched the heaven’s if I wanted. It was the first time I understood God’s brilliance. He was in every inch of landscape layed out in front of me because He created it. I snapped back into focus realizing I was slightly breaking an earthly law, and reluctantly returned to the “correct” side of the wall. Kendall and I actually had to stop a few times on the way down because the experience and the beauty and the glory of God was overwhelming that even standing was a task. Some might say you can’t go to the alps everyday,so noticing God’s glory in such way really isn’t an option. Well I say it doesn’t matter. The alps only made me realize that God’s glory is everywhere. In the landscape. In other creatures. And especially us because we are made in his image. Be aware of his visual presence, but it is there in everything.