Have you been to the Grand Canyon? Was it what you expected? Did you find yourself inspired to worship God? Or did you feel that it had been hyped up beyond what it deserved? I was able to visit the Grand Canyon once, back in college. We drove all night from LA to get there just in time for the sun rise and it was definitely awe-inspiring. I was definitely surprised. My prior image of the Grand Canyon was that it was a giant ditch in the middle of the desert. But as we drove into the park I rolled down the windows and was shocked at the freshness of the air and the scent of life and growing things that filled my nostrils. I was expecting dead, dry, bland nothingness, but this place was bursting with life. I was surprised to find life in the desert, but I should have known – that this was a special place, this is the creative workshop of the God of the universe, the God who created all life.
A friend of mine turned me on to this article on DesiringGod.org, John Piper’s website, recently and I loved it so I thought I would share it with you. Check it out and let me know what you think.
The Wow of Worship by Stephen Miller
And here’s the song I couldn’t get out of my head on that drive through Grand Canyon National Park:
Nothing To Say by Andrew Peterson