Grand

Grand

“And the mountains sing your glory hallelujah.

The canyons echo sweet amazing grace. 

My spirit sails. The mighty gales are bellowing Your name. 

And I’ve got nothing to say.” – Andrew Peterson

These are the lyrics that my spirit sang for 12 hours on Tuesday as we toured the Grand Canyon. I do not believe that “grand” is a strong enough word to describe the immense chasm. As we strolled along the rim, I gaped at the width, the depth, the breadth of this rugged landscape, and I marveled at a God Who is greater yet. The captivating canyon is a testament to God’s grandeur.

Scientists claim that the persistent Colorado River slowly carved that massive canyon. At the grueling rate of 1/2 millimeter per year, the canyon plunged 1 mile deep. Supposedly. It is of course equally plausible that an overwhelming flood aggressively deposited and removed layers of sedimentary rock. The second theory also solves several geological mysteries, but I do not intend to disprove evolution with this post.

Truly, I was amazed by the grandness of my Creator. The canyon covers 1 million acres in northern Arizona, but God is omnipresent. Although the walls are 1 mile deep, God’s love is deeper still. As the sun roams across the sky and settles for the night, the rocks shimmer in a kaleidoscope of hues painted by God .

The Grand Canyon (like all of creation) exists to glorify God, and that is exactly what it does.

One thought on “Grand

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s