I’m .currently in Flagstaff, AZ en route to Las Vegas. We left New York and started our cross-country drive on Sunday and arrive in Vegas on Thursday.
Before I left I issued God a challenge – to show Himself, in people or little miracles, in every state we passed through.
He didn’t disappoint. Everywhere I look we are surrounded by beauty. Beauty of the hills in Pennsylvania, the thriving crops of Ohio and Indiana. Today we drove through Texas, New Mexico, and Arizone, and the beauty was astounding. We were awed repeatedly by the vastness of the plains, the stark beauty of the desert, and the details and colors of the rock formations. God is quite the artist! Not to mention one heck of a landscaper! Everywhere we looked, His handiwork was evident.
Having such a view for miles and miles is humbling. The land looks pristine. The people are sparse. You realize all over again how small and insignificant you are in the grand scheme of things.
And yet, being small and insignificant is ok. We too have are here for a purpose. We, like the gorgeous views surrounding us, are part of a plan. And for that one moment in time, our paths intersected. It got me thinking, if these moments were this profound with scenery and the landscape, how much more profound they are when we cross paths with people – God’s very sons and daughters.
It just goes to show us that there are no coincidences. God is very much at the helm, planning it all, and nothing is every truly insignificant. The most fleeting moments can change hearts and lives. And for this moment, I am in awe of the detailed beauty He made on such a grand scale. I spent most of the day basking in His creativity and can’t wait to do it again tomorrow!
Beautiful. You never have to look hard to find God. His fingerprints are everywhere.
When travelling around the country, you never know who the Lord will put in your path.
“A Week in the Life of a Hitchhiker”