To Read on the Journey

Friday, July 8, 2011

every. single. angle.

"all i have seen 
teaches me to trust the Creator
for all i have not seen."
ralph waldo emerson

last weekend we took advantage of the beauty in our own backyard
and ventured off  to yosemite. 
{why don't we do this more often?}

we hiked to taft point and sentinel dome.

michael pointed us in the right direction.
{he always does}.

the kids were overjoyed to discover patches of snow 
enticing  them to engage in a bit of summer snow "skiing." 
at the end of the first trail
we came out of the densely wooded area and into the open at taft point.
the view was breathtaking!!

i stood there taking it in. 
i moved a few feet to the left~ absolutely magnificent. 
then a couple steps to the right~ stunning. 
i bent down to take it in from another angle~ amazing. 
from every perspective i encountered the view left me in awe.

and from where i was standing i was only seeing a glimpse of the masterpiece before me.
{aren't we always}
 i hadn't yet come to the edge,
to take in the fissures,
 to see the enormity and majesty of the entire valley. 

as my eyes beheld the splendor before me, 
stilled in worship, 
my soul questioned how man
can doubt there is a CREATOR. 

i say to the kids, "imagine the pleasure God had creating this!"

and i see that as He created He considered every. single. angle.
every square inch was intricately designed.
His artistic and inventive hand was on and in every detail.

and i think about my own life~
which at the moment is brimming with uncertainty...
and i hear the Spirit whisper as i stand there on His masterpiece, 
" Beloved, God loves you more than His creation. 
 He has every detail from every angel of your life
masterfully written. 
every square inch wonder-fully considered in His design. 
trust Him.
look back and hope forward 
with great expectation in the LORD your God."


{cuppakim} said...

i love that...imagining the pleasure God had in creating. SUCH a cool thought.

those pictures came across the screen incredibly. i can ONLY imagine what it must have been like in real life.

i'm glad you explored your back yard. beautiful.

Alana said...

Beautiful truth.

Linda Z said...

Beautiful, Denise... all of it! My life is brimming with uncertainty as well... it is a good reminder that God has a plan, just like He did when He created that beautiful valley! :)

Lisa said...


Anonymous said...

Love this post. Seeing nature and knowing that He created it always leaves me in awe. I love those moments :)

Gina said...

so beautiful, and such a great reminder too. taking in all that he has made makes me think God must like to show off, don't you agree?

forever folding laundry said...

That is gorgeous.
Can you believe I've lived
in Cali my whole life and
have never been.
Shame shame shame.

And I love thinking about the fun
God must have had in creating
some of the beauty around us.
He is just too good!!


Kristen said...

i think i need to see that part of yosemite ... next year??

what a fun day... great pictures. you look so skinny. i know you really have been hiding the cookies :o)

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

What a beautiful post! A glimpse of the masterpiece. A wonderful glimpse. Thank you so much for sharing HIS beauty with us. Gorgeous photos. And looks like so much fun! :)

Lynn said...

Beautiful post...both the words and the pix.

christi @ burlap and basil said...

yosemite is one of my absolute favorite places. love love love!

popping in to say hello to the other sugar babies! yeah blog sugar!

i'm hosting a july giftaway - anthropologie pillow and some goodies! i hope you'll enter!

Simply Sara said...

i love you.
you heart.
your family.

i also love how God created every.single.angle of you.
of your life. your purpose. His plan.
and though it may feel uncertain right now, i can't help but hope forward with you.
cant wait to see all that He has for you.

miss you so much!