Beauty Beneath the Desert

Creation on Display

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When someone says “Grand Canyon,” beauty on a grand scale comes to mind—with layer upon layer of flat rocks. But if someone says “slot canyon,” a different kind of spectacular beauty comes to mind—swirling walls of multicolored rock that resemble pulled taffy!

Slot canyons, like this one in Arizona’s world-famous Antelope Canyon, are hidden just below the desert surface, waiting to delight our eyes. You just have to be willing to hike off the beaten path to view these wonders. The smooth curves and waves were shaped by massive floods rushing down the narrow canyons during heavy rains in the years after Noah’s Flood.

All the people on earth should celebrate the one who made these hidden beauties. They are reminders that move us to worship our Creator God. “O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is Your name in all the earth, Who have set Your glory above the heavens!” (Psalm 8:1).

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