It’s one thing to see a picture of the Grand Canyon; but it’s a breathtaking experience to stand at the rim of this tremendous abyss – one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Visiting this incredible wonder, we were impressed by the almost-sacred silence of the observers drinking in the wonder and vastness of the Canyon. Descending into it, we marveled, discovering more of its beauty; our eyes were opened to details that can’t be captured at the rim. We praised our God for His creation – and for allowing us to enjoy it!

Grand Canyon Nov. 2015

That reminds me of how God opens the eyes of our heart; our spiritual eyes. Attending church or occasionally reading a Bible verse, we look at a picture of God, but our eyes are not opened to His true magnificence. We add daily prayer, and see more of His beauty in that sacred place – like standing at the rim of the Grand Canyon. Digging deeper into God’s Word, we are amazed that He allows us to enjoy Him. That’s where God opens “the eyes of our understanding” as the Apostle Paul so aptly expressed.

Never be content with glimpsing into God’s Word or even standing at the rim; make the Psalmist’s prayer your own “Open my eyes, that I may see wondrous things from your law.” (Psalm 119:18) Go deeper with Him and God will open your eyes; you will wonder at His beauty.

(Join me each Monday of 2016 on my quest to know God better)



  1. Peg Toth says:

    I love this. And to think that just standing on the rim of the canyon is not a safe place to be! It may be beautiful, but it’s also dangerous. Thanks for the encouragement.


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