Backdrop of Beauty — Colorado and God

Hiking up a storm

Hiking up a storm

I’m still playing catch-up after arriving home from vacation late Sunday night and being out of town again yesterday, but I wanted to pop in long enough to share a bit of the beauty we enjoyed while in Colorado. And might I add, the above shot is just a taste of it. It surrounded us all week long.

I can still see it all in my mind’s eye. The gorgeous views from our condo’s windows and deck — a peaceful pond just a few yards away, a section of the Colorado Trail right outside our door, and majestic mountaintops dotted with snow towering above it all. Our hikes afforded us the viewing pleasure of delicate but vibrant wildflowers, magnificent rock formations, forested mountainsides, and the amazing waterfalls on the McCullough Gulch Trail south of Breckenridge.

The beauty we experienced wasn’t limited to just the things we saw, though. It was definitely a package deal. The sound of rushing waters as well as our silly antics on our hikes, the scent of pine permeating the air, the delicious feel of cool mountain air refreshing our Midwestern heat-weary bodies. It was all there, feeding our souls and invigorating our spirits.

I couldn’t help but think what it would be like to be living life with a backdrop of the beauty and majesty of the mountains every day. Surely it would be a taste of heaven…

As I continued my mountain-inspired contemplation, it dawned on me that I do live with a daily backdrop of beauty and majesty. I live with God — the very Creator of the mountains. His beauty is a package deal as well. No limits, no short one-week stay. He is with me every step of the way, feeding my soul and reviving my spirit. He is the ultimate backdrop of beauty. How I love Him, how I praise Him!

“One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord…” Psalm 27:4

*Our photo

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  1. I’m pretty sure heaven will be surrounded with the grandeur of God’s mountains … at least they make me feel as if I’m closer to Jesus every time I’m encased by their beauty.

    Glad for your time away to enjoy God’s handiwork.


  2. What a beautiful photo and sharing with us Cheryl. I’m so glad that you and your family had a wonderful time away in every way.

    Blessings and peace dear sister.

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