One of the treats of my life has been to take folks there for the first time…and see their reaction at first sight of the wonder.
Most people gasp audibly…it is literally a breath taking sight.
Some are just silent as they try to take in the view.
I’ve been there too many times to count…and still reel from sensory overload when I arrive.
Thus, I decided to watch a tour bus unload on my last visit to see their reaction.
You can’t actually see the lake until you’re almost in the lake…so the bus took them right to the edge of the caldera.
What I saw stunned me.
They all glanced at this masterpiece of God…then immediately looked at their smartphones and began asking about where they could get wi fi.
Within a couple of minutes the whole group had turned their backs on the lake and began trudging toward the gift shop to get a signal.
They spent some time inside downloading texts and messages, bought some park labeled junk, then trudged back onto the bus and left.
They had missed it all.
The tyranny of the supposed urgent and the addiction to the trivial had blinded them to the work of God in front of them.
The handiwork of the Creator was counted as nothing in comparison to that of Samsung and Apple.
Wonder and worship are irrelevant when one has the opportunity to snap a selfie in a strange place.
The acts of the One True God are ignored as we act as lords over the virtual reality we rule with handheld devices.
The largeness of God makes us feel small in comparison…so we turn our backs on it and declare one our friend and block another, chart our course with an app, and move on.
Whatever place or circumstance you are in right now the true Creator God is doing something worthy of wonder and awe.
He is doing things that will change you…He is doing things that you cannot do.
You must look up to see them.
If you do, the sight may cause you to drop your phone.
Make your own application…