“God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.” Genesis 1:31
Life is extremely crazy 24/7. We tend to rush through the day and solely focus on getting our daily tasks completed. Once we are done with our daily chores, we skip to thinking about what we have to do tomorrow instead of living in the present. When every single day is nonstop, we seem to forget to take a moment to just pause and stand in awe of the beauty that God created that surrounds us everywhere we go.
This summer has been nonstop for me. I am a full-time nanny Monday through Friday, I took an online summer class and I try to spend as much time as possible with my family and friends before I go back to school in August. It can be a little overwhelming to balance everything, and I tend to constantly be on the go and rushing through my days.
This weekend, I got to spend a little vacation time with some of my family at Niagara Falls in Canada. I definitely have wanderlust, so I was happy that I got to experience a place that I had never been to before. I was excited to take a little break from reality and just slow down a little bit.
After a plane ride from Oklahoma to Pennsylvania and a five hour drive to Canada, we finally made it to Niagara Falls. When we got there, I just took a second and put life on pause to really take all of my surroundings in.
I stood there in awe when I looked at the beauty right in front of me. I stood in awe of God’s mighty power and the incredible beauty that He created. His power and beauty seriously never ceases to amaze me. I stood there and wondered how people could stand and look at this beautiful place and still be skeptic that God exists. This place is just one of God’s many masterpieces.
It’s crazy to me to think that the God that made Niagara Falls is the same exact God that made me and you. How amazing is that? We are all different and made uniquely in God’s image. He carefully and intentionally made you the way you are, just like he did for all the beauty in this world. That just shows how much God cares about you, more than you can even imagine.
I think it is extremely important for us to pause and take a minute to take in God’s beautiful creations and appreciate everything that He does for us. We get so caught up in life that we tend to forget to just take a minute to appreciate the life that God has given us.
The world tends to focus on the darkness of what goes on, but we have to focus on God’s beauty instead. God’s beauty is all around us. It is literally everywhere, so there is no excuse to not find some beauty in the world even on the darkest days.
Challenge yourself this week to take a few minutes every single day to pause and take in God’s beauty. Thank Him for his creations.
“How many are your works, Lord! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. There is the sea, vast and spacious, teeming with creatures beyond number — living thing both large and small.” Psalm 104:24-25