All Creation Sing
Suzanne Cain

Maybe I was the last to know but Ron Davis is an awesome photographer! Like most of you, I have appreciated Lois’ artistry for a long time.  It started way back when Ron and Lois were leaders in the Single Adult Department.  She gifted me and Randy with an original work as a wedding gift.  I have purchased a few of her pencil works, ceramics, and her incredible jewelry.  But y’all, I have been blown away by Ron’s photos from all of their travels.  Although they have been on our gallery wall for a few weeks, our current state of affairs has prevented us from frequent lingering strolls past them.  So I wanted to highlight a few of my favorites and ask you to reflect on them as well.   

Psalm 8:3-4 (The Voice)

When I gaze to the skies and meditate on your creation – on the moon, stars, and ALL you have made, I can’t help but wonder why you care about mortals, sons and daughters of men, specks of dust floating about the cosmos. 

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The first photo was taken in Bryce Canyon National Park in southern Utah.  The canyon is known for its collection of giant natural amphitheaters.  Erosion of sedimentary rock also creates arches, natural bridges and windows among other distinctive geological structures in the canyon.  

Even though the expanse of the canyon surrounding this one spot is not seen in this image, I imagine it is incredibly grand and cannot be fully captured with one glance.  I expect there are rock formations at every turn showcasing God’s artistry in ways we cannot fully comprehend.  A geologist would be able to tell us what kind of rock and soil can be found here and how over time wind and rain have caused erosion to create this fascinating architecture. I wonder if over the centuries God looks at creation and decides to tweak it here and there.  I’m not a painter or sculptor but do these artists look at finished pieces and wish they had made little changes here and there?  I suppose depending on the piece, they probably do.  At some point though they finally decide to leave it alone and let it speak.

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The second photo is a grizzly from Denali National Park, Alaska.  Although a little too close for my comfort, what an incredible shot.  My question is, where was Lois?

The third photo is Moltnomah Falls, Columbia River Gorge in Oregon and cascades down 620 feet.  Many songs come to mind when I look at the power and majesty of this waterfall.  Songs about God’s love and mercy and grace that flow down on us.  Living water that revives and satisfies. Continuous blessings that rush toward us surging below, beside, and behind.  How can this be?  That you still consider us?  I can barely take it in. 

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O Lord, my God!  When I in awesome wonder,
Consider all the works your hands have made.
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,
Your power throughout the universe displayed. 
When through the woods and forest glades I wander,
And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees. 
When I look down from lofty mountain grandeur
And hear the brook and feel the gentle breeze. 
Then sings my soul, my Savior God to thee;
How great thou art, how great thou art! 

Singing with all of creation,
Suzanne Cain

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