By Karen O’Connor:
While visiting relatives in Kentucky my husband and I had the pleasure one day of finding God at Cumberland Falls, located in the Daniel Boone National Forest. What a beautiful natural wonder it is––one only the Lord could create and sustain.
“Known as the ‘Niagara of the South,’ Cumberland Falls State Resort Park” according to the park website, “is named the largest waterfall south of the Niagara. A 125-ft. wide wall of water drops into a boulder-strewn gorge. With a full moon and clear night sky you can see the ‘moonbow,’ a (lunar rainbow) that appears in the base of the waterfall. A phenomenon not found anywhere else in the Western Hemisphere!
The area is also a natural choice for water-sports enthusiasts, offering white-water rafting, canoeing, swimming, and fishing. Landlubbers will enjoy hiking and horseback riding in this lovely area (depending on the season).”
My family and I spent the entire day at the falls, hiking the trails, taking pictures, enjoying a delicious buffet lunch in the lodge, and reflecting on the beauty of this majestic reserve.
Whenever I visit a natural treasure such as this, I’m reminded again of the rich bounty that comes from the hand of God. Nothing man can create compares. If we, God’s people don’t praise the Lord for these wonders, “even the stones will cry out” (Luke 19:40 the Bible) and “the trees of field will clap their hands” (Isaiah 55:12).
If you have the opportunity to visit, you too may find God at Cumberland Falls or on a visit to any of the many natural splendors our country is blessed with.
Enjoy this informative YouTube video featuring the sights and sounds of Cumberland Falls, Kentucky.
©Karen O’Connor. Karen is an author, writing mentor, and frequent contributor to the Finding God Daily blog. Visit Karen on the web at www.karenoconnor.com, on Facebook, or follow on Twitter @karenoconnor