by Emily Conrad

The beauty of the gilded sunset clouds, the soaring freedom of birds, and the turquoise of glacial mountain lakes light me through with wonder and joy.

Like the David expresses in the Psalms, I see God at work and signs of who He is in nature.

O Lord, your loyal love reaches to the sky;
your faithfulness to the clouds.
Your justice is like the highest mountains,
your fairness like the deepest sea;
you preserve mankind and the animal kingdom.
(Psalm 36:5-6, NET)

Similes like these help us better understand some of God’s attributes.

But I noticed that by focusing on nature a little too much, I began to underestimate God.

To read more–and see some of my favorite vacation pics!–follow me over to Linda Thompson’s blog for the full guest post.

Notes from a Nature Lover: what #Creation can and can’t do for us as we seek to understand its Maker via @emilyrconrad