3 Wonders Bigger than Man
As we’ve traveled we’ve seen so many of the wonderful spots in the world. Man has indeed the spark of God in their heart, the ability to imagine and create things that take the breath away. Yet, it’s the sites beyond our reach that carry me into the deepest awe. There’s something wonderful about standing in front of an ocean or a natural wonder. It is a freeing feeling to feel small.
But it’s not only that. When I see something so glorious, so mighty, that man cannot harness, tame, or destroy it – it fills me with something so unexplainable that there are not enough letters in english to express it. It tells me that beyond what we can see is a power bigger and more powerful than we know.
So, I’d like to share three Natural Wonders of the World. There are more than this, but these are my personal top three. All are on my to-visit list.
The Grand Canyon
The first and only time I saw The Grand Canyon was when we had a strange snowstorm sweep across the central USA. There was actually snow on the ground. I had seen pictures of this site a thousand times, but when I stood beside it I was speechless. Pictures do not do this justice. Till this day it is the most impressive view I’ve ever seen. The most thrilling aspect to me is that it is so far above the ability of man to reproduce or to diminish this wonder of God.
Victoria Falls is a magnificent waterfall in southern Africa. It is named the largest falling sheet of water on Earth. I have not yet seen Victoria Falls, but those that I know who have told me how it changed them. God willing, I will one day stand on those banks and feel this change myself. I’m sure this change has something to do with seeing something so beautiful and big and knowing that no human is capable of designing it.
Mount Everest in Nepal/Tibet is the King of all mountains on this wonderful planet. And, as with all good kings, it is to be honored, respected, and somewhat feared. Climbing Everest, even today, is a dangerous and risky endeavor, yet it represents the height of human adventure. Many have died in the attempt. As of now I have not seen this mountain, but hopefully near the end of our next major mission journey we will be near enough to catch a glimpse of this untamable wonder of God.
How about you? Are there any places that bring you to silence? Where’s the most beautiful place you’ve ever been? Is there somewhere you plan to visit in your life?