My entire life I have felt so lucky to live right next to the beautiful Rocky Mountains. It only takes about 10 minutes to get into the foothills and then another 10 to get to one of the best views in Colorado. There are so many places to visit, so many things to see, so much majestic beauty to take in. Camping, hiking, skiing, kayaking, rafting, horseback riding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, biking (both kinds), wildlife watching, you name it Colorado can claim it!
We love to head up for day trips, from Denver the numbers of daytrips you can do seems limitless. Some of my favorite spots are Dillion/Breckenridge, Grand Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park, Steamboat Springs, Gunnison, Blue Mesa Reservoir, and the San Luis Valley, where my Mother’s family is from. There are many more places to see but those come to mind when I think of my favs.
When I was in my early 20’s I used to drive home from work and detour through the mountains. It added about an hour to my trip but it was time well spent! What a great way to unwind, I felt so connected and at peace in the mountains.
After I started reading the Bible I learned exactly why I felt so connected and at peace. I want to share it with you. It comes from the Romans.
19since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.
In other words, humans have no excuse to say that there is no Creator, it is made plain to us in everything we are surrounded by… the mountains, lakes, rivers, plants, the night sky, the sun, flowers, fruits, vegetables, animals, other humans. All this is evidence of a Creator. I have always wondered at fruits and vegetables, how amazing is it that we can just walk up, pick food (the BEST food for us), and enjoy it. It is a miracle. Water too! How amazing is our Creator that He has provided us with everything we need to survive. He has thought of everything.
I love it in Isaiah when the seraphs (huge, majestic angels) call out to eachother “holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty, the whole earth is full of His glory” – Is. 6:3