Last month, I Instagrammed the photo above. I was in Australia, and the sun was rising to a new day in the land Down Under. Soon after, my husband Kyle commented: “That must be part of the same sunset I’m seeing right now!”
I shivered. He was watching the sun being pulled down our global orb over in Oregon, and I was watching the same star being stretched up on the other side. 15 time zones away, and I was starting a new day when his day was ending back in time. It kinda made my brain explode.
The day before, I went SCUBA diving in the Great Barrier Reef. I saw single fish bearing multiple neon colors; I touched the velvet soft of the interior of a giant clam. These were things most humans don’t see on a daily basis. These colors and textures were not there to serve me.
I then thought about the wombats and the cassowaries and the kangaroos and the koalas and the sea turtles. This island is home to over one million plant and animal species, much of it native only to Australia.
Scientists guess there are somewhere between three and 30 million animal species on our planet. Many have yet to be discovered.
And then I watched this in my hotel room later that night, tucked away in the Australian rainforest. And I worshipped God:
His creativity, His hugeness, His omnipotence knows no bounds.
In what ways does God’s handiwork give you pause to worship? What’s the most spectacular piece of creation you’ve ever seen?