“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences” -Eleanor Roosevelt
In our daily lives, we can become very busy with everyday stresses, from work to school to home. We can become so caught up with living for the future that we often times do not take the time to enjoy the beauty that can be found today.
Whenever I fly somewhere, I, like many other people, love to get the window seat and look out to watch as the plane ascends hundreds of miles into the pale, blue sky above. From up high, you can see the beautiful landscape of the earth below with its many different terrains.
Just like flying, we can whizz right by all the beauty around us without even batting an eye. Our Heavenly Father did not create the entire universe just to be a nice background for our journey. He created it so that we could enjoy it!
In Genesis 1, we see all the work our Father did to create this beautiful world we are graciously able to travel:
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters. Then God said, ‘Let there be light’; and there was light. God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light day, and the darkness He called night… “
“…Then God said, ‘Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.’ God made the expanse, and separated the waters which were below the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse; and it was so. God called the expanse heaven…”
“…Then God said, ‘Let the waters below the heavens be gathered into one place, and let the dry land appear’; and it was so. God called the dry land earth, and the gathering of the waters He called seas; and God saw that it was good. Then God said, ‘Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit after their kind with seed in them’; and it was so. The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit with seed in them, after their kind…”
“…Then God said, ‘Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years; and let them be for lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth’; and it was so. God made the two great lights, the greater light to govern the day, and the lesser light to govern the night; He made the stars also. God placed them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth, and to govern the day and the night, and to separate the light from the darkness…”
“…Then God said, ‘Let the waters teem with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of the heavens.’ God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind. Then God said, ‘Let the earth bring forth living creatures after their kind: cattle and creeping things and beasts of the earth after their kind’; and it was so. God made the beasts of the earth after their kind, and the cattle after their kind, and everything that creeps on the ground after its kind.”
“Thus the heavens and the earth were completed, and all their hosts…”
As you continue on your journey, always be sure to just take a moment to view the beauty that surrounds you today and thank your Heavenly Father for allowing you to behold it.