Beauty Is All Around Us

By Pastor Ruth Denboer

Beauty is all around us!

I grew up on the west coast of Canada in a little community called Port Moody, a suburb of Vancouver.  I loved my childhood days so much.  We literally had a mountain behind our home and we were about 3 blocks from the ocean.  I grew up climbing trees, building tree forts and swinging from the huge cedar trees just beyond our back yard fence.  There was a cedar mill down by the ocean’s edge, so the smell of cedar is engrained into my childhood memories. 



For years now I have struggled with some resentment due to the lack of large green trees here on the prairies.  I guess because of my early memories of huge trees and clear lakes with majestic mountains as the back drop … the scenery here just didn’t cut it for me.   

However, God has lately been helping me see the beauty all around me.  I can honestly say the prairies have a beauty all their own.  The glowing grain fields with the setting sun as a back drop are a gorgeous picture in their own right!    

Psalm 19:1 The heavens proclaim the glory of God.  The skies display his craftsmanship.