The Bull's Eye of Creation

I live in a small apartment so everything in the apartment revolves around me and Po, my sister. But last night, as I was about to go to bed, my trip to Yosemite last summer came to memory. I've always been a city person, didn't get to travel beyond urban that much. So when I went out to witness the grandeur of nature, I was awestruck.

Yosemite Tunnel View
The Dome
Mono Lake
Tufa @ Mono Lake
Mammoth Mountain
Tenaya Lake, Tioga Pass
Tuolomne Meadow
Tioga Pass

I remember driving through Tioga Pass. I held my breath everytime I made a turn. To the left, it was high rocky wall and to the right, a deep cliff. I quickly realized I was just a tiny speck of matter, an extremely vulnerable existence indeed. The grand, majestic mountains humbled me; the vastly open expanse above was going to swallow me alive. So breathtaking, so awesome, so magnificent, yet the Creator is more interested with a little creature, called man.

The sun, the moon, and the stars are ordered in such a precision so that the earth can sustain life. And if we're honest with ourselves, we'd admit that the earth is such a unique provision for our human existence. There has not been another planet nor star discovered that would be able to sustain the human life. Thus the heavens were created for the earth, the earth for man, and then, within man, man's spirit is for God (see Zech. 12:1). Reserved for the Creator Himself is the bull's eye of creation, our human spirit.

I looked at the greatness of nature and I thought, "Wow, my spirit contains the infinite Creator Himself? My spirit is greater than all these?" How petty it was, trying to take control of life and steer my future to a certain direction. If a boulder fell from the top of the mountain and hit my car, that would be the end of me. I am so small yet the Creator delights in making His home in my heart. I have been given a human life, a human spirit. Why not fulfill its purpose by filling it with the right Content, instead of trying to satisfy the vacuum inside with depleting momentariness?

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  1. super like mwahahhahaha

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  2. Very nice photos, especially the one of Mono Lake. The clouds in the sky are very dramatic and the bird was passing through at just the right time.

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  3. One of my fave shots. Thanks, MC!

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