Be warned: This post is a little sentimental *wink*
On our second night in Cabo (I know, shop I know I haven't even blogged about the first and second day yet!), my mom, myself, and my cousins stayed at the complimentary presidential suite at the Hacienda del Mar (story behind this will be blogged by my cousin). So I woke up early in the morning to spend time with God, do my daily devotions by the beach, and catch the sunrise.
Although I never got to really read my Bible, I ended up taking pictures and basking in the goodness of God through His wonderful creations. I just let Him love me through the amazing nature surrounding me. Those who don't believe that God exists…I don't know what they were thinking. I mean, come on, look at this wonderful sunrise! I don't know how some scientific theory can simply create such a wonderful piece of real art such as this. Who can put together the sun, the seas, the sky in a way that it all made sense? The answer is nobody. Not even Solomon, the wisest man that ever lived, could have ever created one like this.
The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; for he founded it on the seas and established it on the waters.- Psalm 24:1-2 (NIV)
How many are your works, LORD! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.- Psalm 104:24 (NIV)
Seeing this sunrise tells me, it's a brand new day! And because the sun rises every morning and I wake up in good health, I have something to thank God for, I have something to look forward to!
See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland. – Isaiah 43:19 (NIV)
Well, my mom and I have gone through some rough beatings in life, even more recently. But because of God's grace, we found strength in Him. Overwhelmed, I wrote "God is good!" in the sand and took a picture.
Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him! – Psalm 34:8 (NIV)
The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders; where morning dawns, where evening fades, you call forth songs of joy.- Psalm 65:8 (NIV)
The following image reminds me of a part of the lyrics on a song by Nicole Mullen called "My Redeemer Lives":
"Who taught the sun where to stand in the morning? Who told the ocean you can only come this far? Who showed the moon where to hide till evening? Whose words alone can catch alone the falling star?"
Which was inspired by Psalm 104:5-9: (NIV)
He set the earth on its foundations; it can never be moved. You covered it with the watery depths as with a garment; the waters stood above the mountains. But at your rebuke the waters fled, at the sound of your thunder they took to flight; they flowed over the mountains, they went down into the valleys, to the place you assigned for them. You set a boundary they cannot cross; never again will they cover the earth.
In closing, I'd like to share with you this powerful song inspired by the story of Job and Psalm 104.
I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth. And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God. – Job 19:25-26 (NIV)
I am grateful!