When we had the opportunity to visit Africa’s famed Victoria Falls last summer, one thought came instantly to mind–these words from “How Great Thou Art,” one of my favorite hymns:

O Lord, my God, when I in awesome wonder

Consider all the worlds thy hands have made.

I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,

Thy power throughout the universe displayed.

The amount of water flowing over the falls, even though it was not the rainy season, was astounding. So much power.

And I stood in awe that God created such beauty for us to enjoy.

Yet too often we ignore the world around us, or forget to take time to appreciate it.

What part of God’s world have you noticed recently? Did you stop to praise the One who created it?