How Majestic

By Dakota Searles
Mt. Adams sits 12,307 feet tall (more than 100 feet taller than Mt. Hood!) on the tip of a perfect triangle, due north of Hood River, due east of Mt. St. Helens. Yet, because of other hills in the area, and its distance from Portland, it’s not frequently seen or known. At one particular spot that I drive by on 222nd Ave. on my way to work I may get a good view of the mountain. On Monday morning as I drove to work, the beauty of this towering rock struck me. I stared (longer than I should have while driving) at the brilliant white against the blue sky. It was majestic. And as I looked and pondered the view, two passages popped into my head, the first being Psalm 8 which says:

O LORD, our Lord,

    how majestic is your name in all the earth!

You have set your glory above the heavens…

When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,

    the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,

what is man that you are mindful of him,

    and the son of man that you care for him?

Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings

    and crowned him with glory and honor.

You have given him dominion over the works of your hands;

    you have put all things under his feet…

Our God knows us and cares for us. Though we stand minuscule in comparison with the moon and the stars, and even the mountains, we carry God’s own image, giving us a crown of glory and honor and dominion over creation, setting us apart from the rest.

The second passage comes from Matthew 6:27-33 where Jesus says: “And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. “

Let’s seek Him in this time of uncertainty, convinced that He cares for us.

O LORD, our Lord,

    how majestic is your name in all the earth!

One Response to “How Majestic”

  1. Lorna Sleeper says:

    Nature can certainly point is to The Creator,
    And what we find when we look, is a God capable of seeing to whatever situation we find ourselves in. What a gift he gave you that day, in noticing the beauty!

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