If you've been following along on my Instagram, you probably saw that I spent the last nine days in the land of rolling green hills and shamrocks. Ireland's beauty blew me away. (Believe me, it took a lot of restraint to not post all of the 200-plus photos that I snapped.)
My family and I traveled to the Motherland to visit relatives, so I knew most of my time there would be spent living like a local and I was pretty pumped for it. But the one site I simply had to see was the Cliffs of Moher. They've been on my bucket list long before this vacation even came about, and I knew I had to make it there before the trip ended.
Our sweet cousins drove us to the Cliffs last week. I am still thinking of the place and looking at the photos in awe. The whole time standing at the Cliffs, I kept saying, "Wow." They're beautiful, awe-inspiring, wondrous, glorious, majestic, and untouched. Like a bit of heaven here on Earth.
As my dad and I stood there, I said, "How can someone see this and not believe in God?" It's too unbelievable to have come from man's hands or some random act of science. How awesome that the God who created all of this is the very same One who loves me, who knows me, and who cares for me in the smallest of details? He created me, just as He created this vast ocean and these glorious cliffs.
Rather than write a long blog post trying to come up with more adjectives for "beautiful," I'd rather leave you with the words of Psalm 8. A poetic love song for creation. Scripture just says it best, you know?
"Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory
in the heavens.
Through the praise of children and infants
you have established a stronghold against your enemies,
to silence the foe and the avenger.
When I consider your heavens,
the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
which you have set in place,
what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
human beings that you care for them?
You have made them a little lower than the angels
and crowned them with glory and honor.
You made them rulers over the works of your hands;
you put everything under their feet:
all flocks and herds,
and the animals of the wild,
the birds in the sky,
and the fish in the sea,
all that swim the paths of the seas.
Lord, our Lord,