Graskop, South Africa
Cathy is standing at a beautiful spot in the Drakensberg Mountains of Mpumalanga. The local people call this spot God's Window.
It provides a panoramic vista of the Limpopo valley. You find yourself looking East toward Bushbuckridge and the Kruger National Park.
This stunning view can take your breath away. It feels like you can see forever from this perch on the mountain side. Africans imagine this location as God's window into the world and the souls of men.
Not everyone who reaches such a lofty position sees the same thing. On April 12, 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the first man to reach space and orbit the earth in Vostok 1. His flight took only 108 minutes to circle our planet.
Gagarin was reported to say that he had not seen God above the sky. The statement implied that this proves that God does not exist. The origin of the statement is disputed. But it was mentioned by the Soviet Leader Nikita Khrushchev at the Plenom of the Central Committee. He said, Gagain flew into space and didn't see any God there!
Psalm 19 tells us that God speaks to us through nature and the magnificent wonders of our sky. The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. (ESV)
Do your eyes see and perceive His presence? Look around you. He is there. Do you hear and understand His love for you?
Cathy sees God everywhere in nature. His creativity is so awesome. She marvels at the unique beauty He reveals when you take the time to look.
Each of us need to take the time to see from God's Window. His window can see forever!
Cathy and Danny Sartin
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Four decade veteran of youth ministry in churches, Youth For Christ and now is the Founder and Executive Director of Deeper Still Missions. Danny and his wife Cathy spend most of their time mentoring missionaries in Africa, Europe, Central America and North America. Future opportunities include South America and the Asia Pacific area.