And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. – Genesis 1:31
One of the most beautiful sights I have ever seen was from an airplane. It was getting to be evening, and the sun was starting to set. Beneath the plane hung a thick layer of clouds that completely obscured the ground. As the sun got closer to the clouds, they turned into gold.
I can’t properly describe how gorgeous that sunset was. I didn’t take a picture, because I was looking through a scratched window and a camera wouldn’t have done it justice anyway, but I kind of wish I had tried.
Then the plane sank through the cloud layer and the bright light was blotted out. Down here, it was dark as night. The clouds were black and dripping rain, and tiny orange lights were the only thing you could see of the city. A totally different but equally gorgeous view.
At some point I realized that these views are things that have been invisible to humanity for most of history. Before airplanes, people didn’t have a way to see the sun above the clouds. And yet God made even these tiny, obscure details beautiful.
His creation is very good, isn’t it?