I’m not much of a traveler. I don’t like driving long distances. I prefer not to fly. And the thought of crossing a major body of water, climbing a mountain, or looking out on vast landscapes and structures gives me an unsettling feeling in my stomach.

It may seem irrational, but I just find it all overwhelming.

(Photo Credit: Maicol de Angelis Oliveira)
Passeio Arraial do Cabo
(Photo Credit: Celso Pupo Rodrigues)
(Photo Credit: Christopher Bruno)
(Photo Credit: Christopher Bruno)

I face the ocean and there’s an endless wave of blue that melds into the sky.  I scan a mountainous horizon and the peaks seem to touch the tallest heights. I look out onto expansive fields of green laying beneath a golden sun and it’s like heaven meeting earth.

Each scene makes me feel small. And delicate. Almost like they’re too much to take in.

But when I do, they change me.

They remind me that God is bigger than me.

“Great are the works of the Lord, studied by all who delight in them.” (Psalm 111:2)

To see the sheer magnitude of nature is to see God’s magnitude. It is to see creativity in epic proportions. It is to see something amazingly beautiful.


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This is Day 12 of the series, 31 Days of Inspired Living. Join me through the month of October as I write about what I think it looks like to find the inspiration that makes us better. I’ll also offer some encouragement for your journey. In case you missed a day, you can find previous posts in the series here

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