Mount Rushmore is not like anything you’ve ever seen before. There in the granite mountain is a pure work of art. It took the sculptor, Gutzon Borglum, and four hundred workers working for fourteen years to complete this masterpiece, and it is absolutely amazing. The methods that were used were genius. The careful craftsmanship was impeccable. And the fact that, in spite of the dangers, not one life was lost during construction is amazing.
As we looked to the sky at this outstanding workmanship, we could not help but be changed by it. We left different that day because of our experience at Mount Rushmore.
“In the beginning, Lord, you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands.” Hebrews 1:10.
As impressive as Mount Rushmore is, it cannot compare with the masterpiece of creation by the Living God. In just six short days, He created all the amazing wonders we see – the heavens and the earth, day and night, water and sky, sea and land, sun and moon, stars and planets, sea life and birds, wild animals and livestock, plant life and His crowning creation- mankind. We are easily impressed by the achievements of people, and sometimes we should be.
But we often take for granted the awesome and holy workmanship of God, our Creator. We become numbed to the beauty that surrounds us that He made for us to enjoy and appreciate. We are more stirred by the latest tv show, movie, or song, or by our latest purchase than we are by a clear starry night or a majestic mountain range or the endless roar of the ocean waves.
As moving as experiencing Mount Rushmore is, God’s creation is so, so much more than we can ever comprehend. And the most amazing aspect is that He created you and me to have a relationship with Him through His Son, Jesus Christ. Now that is a work that is truly life changing.