Two weeks ago, on a Sunday, we walked with friends along the Cathedral Rock trailhead just outside of Sedona, AZ.
Have you ever been there? If you haven't, you might stumble across these if you were to walk that same path.
No, they're not God's creation, but creation's of people's imaginations!
Called cairns, we found so many of them along our walk.
While fascinating to me, I read up on them and found that others are annoyed by them. Some feel it takes away from the beauty of what's already there.
But that wasn't my opinion! I don't know if I'm in the minority or the majority, but I thought they were fun, adding to the already spectacular ambiance of the surroundings of Sedona.
When we came to a whole "community" of cairns, it made me think of people. Is that weird?! It looked like a little village to me!
And reminded me of how unique all people are, put together in millions and billions of different ways, no two alike.
Coming from a family who taught me to value people, I guess I see the world, even a rock world, through those eyes!
We experienced such a sweet Sunday back home here in Czech today - full of wonderful people and meaningful relationships: from our church body, to friends we met for lunch, and other dear ones we met with to pray in the evening. Every one of them unique, created with beauty and distinction, but best of all, made in the image of God.
I treasure the people we get to be in life with, and delight in God's design of those people.
As well as in all of God's amazing designs!