The Work of God’s Hands In The West Virginia Mountains


Although my husband and I have hiked in West Virginia for many years, I never tire of the beauty found in the mountains. Each turn on the trail is a promise of more beauty waiting to be discovered. One can find a carpet of ferns, a panoramic view of mountains touching the clouds or a splash of color displayed in the flowers. The work of God’s hands is all around us!

Take a hike with me through Old Testament scriptures…

Pendleton Point in Blackwater Falls State Park

Your love, O LORD, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies. Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your justice like the great deep. – Psalm 36:5-6


We weren’t the only ones enjoying the beauty on the Rohrbaugh Plains Trail!

I know every bird in the mountains, and the creatures of the field are mine. – Psalm 50:11


Following the Rohrbaugh Plains Trail in Dolly Sods

You broaden the path beneath me, so that my ankles do not turn. – Psalm 18:36


Mountain Laurel

Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants. – Deuteronomy 32:2


View of Clouds from Rocky Ridge Trail in Dolly Sods

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. – Psalm 19:1



It will burst into bloom; it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy. The glory of Lebanon will be given to it, the splendor of Carmel and Sharon; they will see the glory of the LORD, the splendor of our God. – Isaiah 35:2


11 thoughts on “The Work of God’s Hands In The West Virginia Mountains

  1. Debbie, that was a beautiful hike! I didn’t even break a sweat! Seriously, your photos of God’s creation in West Virginia are lovely. You are a wonderful photographer! Thank you for sharing God’s Word to go along with the photos.

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    • Donna… It is easy to take pictures like that when surrounded by so much beauty! (Otherwise, I am a so-so picture taker. Just ask my family. :)) You know that I love connecting Scripture with what what I see, feel, and experience!


    • Annie, you are making me blush! I know you… you would have taken this post to the next level with a Power Point presentation and special music to accompany it. 🙂

      One of my favorite pictures (on any hike) is the perspective of walking on the trail. I think of it as symbolic of life’s journey to walk out God’s plans for us!

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