Friday, July 3, 2009

The Beauty Of The Earth Points Us To Heaven

"Give Me Your Best Shot" is when you take your best photo and post it on Fridays and link up with others who are doing the same thing. Some of us have trouble just picking one,...but I think that's ok. Just click on the button above. Join us,'s fun! ((smile))

There is nothing better than looking at the beautiful handiwork of our God! It was my first time to see Yellowstone, and I enjoyed it very much. When we saw the geyser, "Old Faithful", I pondered awhile as I sat and watched it,...and it made me think of the Lord's faithfulness to me. I felt like I was in His presence. I always feel like that, when I am out among the trees, or gazing at a lake, or the ocean, or looking at the mountains. As we hiked up to look at a waterfall I again thought of His power.

The Bible says that if we won't praise Him He can cause the stones to cry out! I think they already cry out in praise to our Creator. I love the beauty of the earth!!! Lord,...I praise you!!!!

My last post was a poem about missing my sister who passed away in January. She lived in a very beautiful place,...Brookings, Oregon. When I was going through my pictures to add to that post, I saw a lot of these pictures that we took while we were visiting her once, and I thought of all of the beauty that she lived around.
I had told her many times that she had "heaven right here on earth",...or that "she lived in paradise". Well, she has moved on now to even greater beauty.

I just felt like blogging about the beauty of the earth today,...and to lead us on towards thinking of heaven's beauty. If the Creator gave us such beauty in this world,...just imagine how wonderful Heaven must be!


Kristin said...

Wow! Those are such beautiful photos! It just makes it seem obvious that there is a Creator! I don't see how anyone can deny that. I hope one day I will be able to travel and see all of those beautiful places.

I hope you have a wonderful holiday tomorrow!!

Tricia said...

What beautiful photos... I love seeing the beauty and majesty of God in His creation, what an awesome and creative God we serve and love!

Thanks so much for your kind and encouraging comments you left on my blog earlier, I greatly appreciate them!


Deanna said...

Gorgeous photos!
Beautiful earth that God has created for us to enjoy and be in awe of His greatness.

Have a wonderful 4th of July week-end.

Sarah Robbins said...

Wow! Those places are both very beautiful! I have never been to either, but your pictures of Yellowstone make my heart hurt with their loveliness. . .

I hope you all have a great 4th, too! We're hanging out with my parents- and getting ready to celebrate our 1st anniversary on Sunday!

Talk to you soon-Sarah

Lolli said...

What gorgeous places!! It makes me want to travel West and spend the rest of the summer outdoors. Just lovely!

Holly said...

God sure did create such a wonderful place.

Anonymous said...

I love your pictures! I love looking at what our Lord has created!

{Thanks for visiting My Home of Five!}

Shana said...

WOW! Such beautiful photos! I can see why you couldn't pick just one for GMYBS! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Christy said...

Wow, what beautiful photos. Yellowstone is on our 'must visit' list. I really love the one of you with the waterfall in the background. What a great way to celebrate the 4th with some beautiful shots of our national park. :) Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog.


Verna said...

Wow, makes me add Yellow Stone to my list of places I still want to see.

Great photos.

Have a great 4th.


Lynnette Kraft said...

Hi Mom. Wow! Great pictures!


This looks like a fun thing to participate in.

Love you.

He & Me + 3 said...

Those were beautiful pictures. I love to take in the beauty of the creator. He paints the most beautiful pictures.
Happy 4th of July

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures. I want to travel there too.

Martha in PA said...

Beautiful photos. Sorry it took me awhile to get here from Give Me Your Best shot!

Veronica said...

These were so beautiful pictures Linda! Over the weekend,I just stood in awe of the area I live in. I have always lived here, but never really saw anything special about it. And then something inside of me changed. I realized just how blessed I am to live where I do! We are surrounded by God's beauty!

I'll be posting later in the week about an awesome spot we went to yesterday! I'm not really an outdoorsy kinda girl, but I'm trying to work on that a little bit as my Hubby is super outdoorsy and I really want to start appreciating the things that he enjoys so that we can spend more quality time together!