From any vantage point in Seattle, one can see mountains, water, or both. It’s like the surround sound of God’s glory. This combination of mountains and water makes Seattle unique and defines its character.
Whenever one sees the brilliance of a sunrise illuminating Mt. Rainier and the Cascade Mountains or the sun setting behind the Olympic Mountains, casting its beauty over Puget Sound, the awe of God’s creation shines through. And in the vastness of God’s handiwork, it draws one inward to focus on an intimate, personal relationship with God. The moment becomes very spiritual and keeps one grounded in one’s faith.
As Christians we are called to love as Jesus loved. But as humans, we sometimes falter and need a boost. Building a relationship with God and cultivating our spiritual life deepens our faith and reveals the enormity of God’s enduring and endless love.