(I went to Colorado over Spring break, so the next few posts are going to be written out of what I saw and learned about God while there. All you have to do is take one look at the mountains to learn something new about our Creator.)
It was midnight and 36 degrees out. There we were, Colorado air filling our gasping lungs, as we made a not-so-simple climb up Pulpit Rock. We kept going despite that we couldn’t really see the next step in front of us. Personally, my legs were burning just as much as my lungs (this was the second mountain to climb that day) and I was just praying I wouldn’t trip over a rock on the way up.
It was worth the climb. Once at the top we could see the city lights for miles. There was a river of yellow, orange, green, and red, all flooding the night. As far as I could look I could see lights. We sat at the top, silent and completely mesmerized as we stared over the city.
Then I looked up.
It was a clear night and to say the stars were stunning is not enough. Sure, the landscape out before us seemed brighter, but those orbs of burning gas, millions of light years away, weren’t the least bit intimidated by their competition. Did you know that the Milky Way contains something around 400 billion stars? There’s also 170 billion galaxies that we can observe, each with their own billions of stars in them. That’s more than all the grains of sand from every beach and desert on earth. It’s crazy.
The city that so caught our attention was built by man — and it took years. Those billions upon billions of stars were spoken into existence by God Himself…and it took less than a day.
“I turned around to see the voice that was speaking to me. And when I turned I saw seven golden lampstands, and among the lampstands was someone like a son of man. . .His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance.” Revelation 1:12-16