In our class at church on Sunday, we were discussing creation, and the teacher played the video below.
The video reminded me of when my wife, Judy, and I spent three weeks hiking in the Canadian Rockies in 1989. One day we were hiking up the Big Beehive Mountain and sat on a ledge to rest. Below us was a lush green valley with a river running through it, glaciers to our left, snow-capped mountains across the way, and a bright blue sky. I turned to Judy, and said "Nothing here was made by man, and when you see all this beauty, how can anyone say there is no God?" She was taken aback by the sight and agreed.
But God saved His best for last. On our last night in the Canadian Rockies we camped at a campground in Waterton Lakes, across the border from Montana. We were the only ones there, and after it grew dark, we looked up and saw a giant canopy of stars. I have never seen so many stars at once in my life. The beauty of it all was breathtaking. We never started a fire that night; we just lay on our loungers, held hands, and stared at that canopy. Every once in a while a shooting star went thorugh it and reminded us that this was real. To this day I can still visualize it all.
Shortly after these experiences, we began our search for the God of the Bible, and became born again within six months. Today I continue to plumb the depths of the Bible, seeking to know God more intimately. Judy, on the other hand, is now in His presence and is enjoying beauty far greater than what we saw in 1989.