How Great Thou Art!

I recently visited Zions and Yosemite National Parks for the first time. What a joy it was to hike through them both! While at Yosemite, a friend offered me a quote from author John Piper, “Standing on the edge of the Grand Canyon and contemplating your own greatness is pathological.” Isn’t that true? The very thought of our own greatness in the midst of these natural wonders is nonsensical. Who is not awed by the colorful scenery of Zions, the majestic formations of Yosemite or the mighty redwood trees? I’m reminded of the Lord’s rhetorical question of Job, “Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?” (Job 38:4) We have a long history of thinking more highly of ourselves than w

By Faith Blog written by Pastor Eldon Peterson

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