Central PA has several large caverns which are tourist attractions. In years past, we’ve visited most of the local ones: Penn’s Cave, Indian Caverns, Lincoln Caverns and even the Seldom Seen Valley Mine – a man-made cavern which was once a working coal mine.
One thing that always impresses me is that moment when the guide shuts off the lights, leaving the guests to experience a moment of total darkness. To be in a place that’s so dark you can’t even see your hand in front of your face is a bit unnerving and I always felt better after the guide turned the lights back on.
But another thing that amazed me were the colors and shapes of the formations in the caverns. Formed by the constant drip of water through the limestone, great stalactites and stalagmites take on various shapes. Underground streams carve out rooms and other formations as in Penn’s cave. The fact that God took such care to create so much beauty in a place few people would ever see inspires me!
God’s love is faithful. He’s constantly at work, sculpting his beauty in the darkest recesses of our hearts. When his light shines into those cavernous places, we can no longer see the darkness of sin, but we see the beauty of God’s handiwork in our lives.
Thank you Lord for your faithfulness!