In September 2010, my husband and I visited Natural Bridge (a city in its own right) and saw THE Natural Bridge. After paying our $18 per person admission fee (yikes!), we walked down the 137 steps to see one of the Seven Natural Wonders of The World. It is beautiful (as is evidenced by the photos below) and as one would expect, it’s also awe-inspiring.
Gazing upon its magnificence, I thought about this Bible verse from Hebrews 11: “For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God” (New International Version 1984).
The Indians were similarly inspired. According to a placard at the site, “Before white men came to our shores, the Monacan Indians considered this ancient wonder a sacred site and called it ‘The Bridge of God.'”
I love gazing upon magnificent architecture and I love thinking about how old houses were put together. But more than anything else, I love thinking about God as The Greatest Architect, and like the writer of the Hebrew verse, I look forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God. 🙂
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