Petroglyphs in Zion National Park
So God created mankind in his own image,
in the image of God he created them;
Genesis 1:27a (NIV)
We just returned from a family trip to Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks. It was an amazing trip where millions of years of creation are on display. Less obvious to most visitors are the presence of human art and stories on the walls of the canyon.
I was awed by the sense of time that was visible in the layers of rock and the forces that created these vistas, canyons and mesas. These vistas have been experienced by millions of people. We stood as witnesses to a God of creation and the generations before us. We were also treated to some wonderfully clear night skies that allowed us to see the other worlds around us…small and large displays of God’s creation.
What stories would we want to tell to the ages? What art would capture the purpose of our lives and place? For me, the greatest story and art are found in healing relationships that begin with the great stories of creation.
Last line of the song Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story? in the musical Hamilton, written by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Hage, M. L. (2009). God’s Creation
Hage, M. L. (2012). “Green” Healing Agents