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ENJOYING GOD! RP’s 2022 photo contest, the youth entries

This summer we asked RP’s readers to send in photos showing how you were enjoying your Creator. It was a photo contest, with two categories: one for adults, and one for youth under 18.

There were so many fantastic entries that we wanted to do online what space didn’t permit in the print issue: we wanted to share all of them. What follows here are all the youth entries, beginning with the winner and the runner-up. There’s so much to see here, so take the time to look, but also linger, and share in some of the enjoyment that was had in so many different ways, experiencing God’s goodness, His brilliance, and His power too.

And then click here to check out all the adult entries as well.

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WINNER It’s amazing to see the power God displays through storms. Jordan L. (13 years old)

 

RUNNER-UP The boat’s going too fast for my nephew, and his Dad told him to hang on, so what’s he supposed to do with his cookie? He enjoyed God as he fished with his family and is now heading back to the campsite. He is also now enjoying the God-given talents of his Oma’s baking abilities. Deborah D. (12)

 

Seth B. (14) Seeing the world close up and admiring the intricate things God has made.

 

Miriam P. (14) In this photo my sister is standing on the deck of a windy ferry. She is enjoying God and His beautiful creation. The golden sun is setting and reflecting off the ocean. God made his creation beautiful for us to enjoy.

 

Krista D. (12) Every relationship for a Christian is an opportunity to love another person like God has loved us.

 

Darci W. (14) Times like this shows the beauty God is capable of.

 

Danielle L. (14) Standing on the path, under the trees, looking out across the lake at the forest on the other side of the water. Hiking is a great way to enjoy God’s creation and see the unique ways in which He shows his love.

 

Darci W. (14) This beautiful photo shows how God takes care of his creation and how we can enjoy it.

 

Danielle L. (14) We went kayaking during a storm and hid out under a cliff watching the rain hit the water and then captured a picture of the storm clouds rolling away. God is truly powerful!

 

Abby B. (13) We went backpacking and me and my friend were sitting there thinking about how great it is that we can enjoy this awesome creation that God has made. It is absolutely beautiful to look at all his creation!!

 

Seth B., (14) Enjoying watching the cows on a peaceful and calm summer morning.

 

Josiah C. (10) I enjoy God’s world by spending time watching Rufous Hummingbirds dart from flower to flower pollinating.

 

Deborah D. (12) My nephew, with my Dad are enjoying God as they fish on Babine Lake. He likes fishing, catching, and hanging out with Grandpa.

 

Krista D. (12) Nature proclaims God, and when we enjoy nature, we enjoy God.

 

Leah P. (9) This is a photo of my sister having a fun day in the pool during a hot summer day. I like the sister that God made and the water that God also made. 🌊

 

Hannah P. (12) This photo shows us enjoying God by enjoying his creation. On hot days we like to go outside and have fun in the heat. We are also enjoying God by enjoying each other’s company.

 

Seth B. (14) Watching in amazement as a beautiful summer, evening storm rolls past.

 

Danielle L. (14) We went for a hike through the woods and walked under cliffs and in caves. The rocks were beautiful and it was really amazing to see the way that God shows His power and creativity to us. It’s humbling to realize that God is so much bigger than us.

 

Brett V. (7) A hummingbird moth feeding on a bee balm flower.

 

Zachary V. (9) I enjoy God when I go kayaking. I can hear the birds sing, and the fish splash. I can see the majestic cliffs and the towering trees. It brings me peace when I spend time in His creation.

 

Rozlyn V. (11) I enjoy God when I go for walks in His creation. I can see His care for even these trees growing on rocks and how He gives them life even on the edge of a cliff.

 

Lydia V. (14) I enjoy God by the ways he shows His power, whether that is in a great storm or in the crashing of the mighty rapids.

 

Lydia V. (14) I enjoy God’s handiwork and splendor in the creation He made. The sunsets He paints in the sky each night, the mighty pines and the peaceful waters are just a few ways can enjoy each evening He give us.

 

Kara V. (12) I can see Gods power in many things. In this picture can see his handiwork and his power in lightning and the beauty it displays. I enjoyed watching the storm and in this am reminded that God is always with us.

 

Josiah C. (10) I enjoy how God created all the details in the feathers of a Wood Duck.

 

Deborah D. (12) My brother is enjoying God as he snowmobiles in God’s beautiful mountains.

 

Josiah C. (10) I enjoy God as I watch a Surf Scoter and a seal pup resting together.

 

Darci W. (14) This lovely photo shows us the amazing parts of God’s creation.

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