Home of half-dome, this is one of the most incredible, beautiful places in the World.
Ansel Adams, the famous early 20th century photographer took some of his most famous photographs here.
The first time I visited Yosemite a few years ago, the scenery as we drove down into the valley floor literally stopped me in my tracks. I had to stop and just thank God for his awesomeness.
I have been enjoying some great spiritual discussions/friendly debates over the last couple of months with the founder of an agnostic/atheist group that meets here in Orange County.
One of the things he told me in one of recent Starbucks discussions was this:
"Matt, if God would provide more evidence that He is real, then I would believe. There is just not enough evidence for me to conclude there is a God."
Seeing places like Yomesite, make me question how he or anyone could logically justify the "lack of evidence" position. To me, places like Yosemite simply scream out, "There is a God!"
Romans 1 tells us creation will reveal who God is:
"18For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. 19For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 20For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. 21For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 23and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things."