I think one of the coolest things about our trip out west last month was the stark contrast between the rocky brown mountains and the deep blue sky. This picture does not do it justice but as we traveled I found myself over and over again staring in awe and snapping pictures in an attempt to capture the view as if somehow I could take it with me and experience it again through a photograph. Of course the camera doesn’t do it justice; a verbal description doesn’t do it justice. The only way to understand the quiet beauty is to experience it personally, and I can’t wait to experience it again.
Today as I sat down to spend time in the Bible, I found myself distracted by the background on my computer – a photo of a mountain range in Colorado. With each glance I kept thinking about how I want to go back there, I want to take more time and experience everything there is to experience in the Western side of our beautiful country. And more than that, I want to share the experience with others who I know will also appreciate all there is to see.
I want more and I long to go back!
When I was finally able to focus long enough to complete my study I finished up with this verse
Psalm 42:1 As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God.
And a few thoughts hit me – questions rather.
Does my soul long for more of God?
Do I have the same desire to share Him with others as I desire to share His creation?
I won’t answer these questions here, but I will leave you with this.
Had the La Verendryes not listened to the tales of the majesty of the Shining Mountains as told by the Mandan Indians back in the 1700’s they may not have set out to seek and experience what we now call the Rocky Mountains, thus leading the way for Lewis and Clark and ultimately us! And, had someone not shared with me their experience with the Lord I would not have the relationship with Him that I do today. So what is holding me back?