Wednesday, April 20, 2011

How could anyone deny there is a God?

Yesterday I was weeding the flowerbed...AGAIN. I was loving my almost-ready-to-bloom tulips. I thought to myself, "these tulips were created just for us to enjoy, to make the world beautiful, to welcome in Spring. I don't think they would taste good and you can't really use their petals to make clothing. They are for us to enjoy. Thank you Heavenly Father for tulips."

The scripture came to mind, "Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these." Luke 12:27

Then I remembered the words Chay said to me once when we were looking up at the stars one night, "How can anyone see this and deny there is a God?"

Chay and I met in Rexburg, Idaho.

A small-small-in-the-middle-of-nowhere town in Southern Idaho that so happens to have the best University in the world. I love BYU-Idaho! I treasure my experience and education from BYU-Idaho.

Anyway, so since most Mormon college students don't drink alcohol, they must be super creative in Rexburg and find ways to entertain themselves instead of being a lush for 4 years. Hence, a large percentage graduate from the university learning to play the guitar, taking the "Social Dance" class, become temporary spelunkers, loving the Sand Dunes and married.

While still dating, Chay and I went with another couple to the St. Anthony Sand Dunes to build a fire and roast marshmallows. My shoe also happened to catch fire that night.

But besides burning a hole in my favorite pair of shoes...

Since we were in the middle of nowhere the night's sky was breathtaking. Chay and I laid on the soft sand and looked up at stars, the millions of stars, everywhere- so bright. Then Chay said something that I will never forget.

"How could anyone see this and deny there is a God?"

Now, I know at the time he was trying to win me over...but...still...

it must have worked...and after 7 almost 8 years of marriage I love to look at the stars with Chay. Chay really loves the stars...not as much as motorcycles, but still, he loves a great night sky. So when I found this video, I couldn't wait to show him.

My thoughts when I watched it for the first time "How could anyone watch this and deny there is a God?"

This is real footage by the way. It's a time-lapse video with hours of footage sped up to display this gorgeous earth's movements. So AWESOME!...and I don't mind the piano music one bit.

The Mountain from Terje Sorgjerd on Vimeo.


Me~Kelly said...

tulips always remind me of Grandma Tomblin :)

Calie said...

April thank you for posting that video. I loved it! In fact it made me cry. I LOVE the night sky too. There is somehing so powerful about the stars. I always feel peace of heart and mind when I look up into a clear night sky. It brings me closer to Heavenly Father. I always feel Him close when I look up:)

Anonymous said...

It is beautifull :)

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Angela said...

I tried to deny God once while going for a walk in beautiful Wales! I couldn't! The beauty I walked in made it blantanly obvioust that there must be a creator! If you see a building you know there was an designer, if you see a painting you know there was a painter, when I saw creation I knew that had to be a creator!

Diane said...

God has given us so much. That was a lovely video.