And just in case I should feel superior to those who don't acknowledge God as Creator, standing near the foot of Mount Edith Cavell which stands 3363 metres high in the Canadian Rockies, put everything in perspective. That mountain (like many others) is huge! But while I was there, a sudden loud crack echoed around the valley and right before our eyes, a small avalanche occurred. That really made me feel like the Israelites at the foot of Mount Sinai when it shook as God met with Moses.
I have always enjoyed reading Psalm 121 which commences with the words " I look to the mountains;where will my help come from? My help comes from the Lord who made the heavens and the earth." ( I have also put these words to a catchy tune - it makes them easier to remember.)
As huge and majestic as the mountains are in the Canadian Rockies, Yosemite and Zion National Parks - that is where we saw the mountains from their base rather than from the top looking down - the Psalm reminds us that our help "comes from the Lord who made the heavens and the earth." God is much much greater than even these huge stunningly beautiful mountains (of which I have many photos).
Yet this same God came down to Mt Sinai to meet with Moses and enter into a covenant agreement with the Israelites, then, 2000 years later he actually lived on this earth for 3 years, leaving behind all the glory of heaven. A God who created all this mind blowing scenery, humbling himself to live with his people and then die for his people - what a great and loving God is that!
Magnificent mighty mountains? That is for sure, but our God is far greater than these - "How Great Thou Art".