Monday, December 3, 2012
A few weeks ago I hiked Mt Humphrey's peak with my brother.
Wow. It was quite an adventure.
When we started the hike it was a beautiful day out. Not a cloud in the sky. But when we were about 2/3 of the way up it started getting snowy and stormy; before we knew it we were being blasted with wind and snow. Also, our water froze. Joy. "We are going to die of dehydration on a mountain covered in snow" were my thoughts.
I failed to take any pictures of the top.. but it would not have mattered. All we could see was white. My eye lashes were plastered in snow and my goggles were frozen over. Sounds like fun huh?
Haha well it was. It was a lot of fun. and dangerous. and all I could think of was "If I live through this I am getting some hot chocolate and then vowing to never do it again". Honestly though... I would do it again. Just for the pure adventure.
As I was on the mountain, my thoughts were also turning to God and how absolutely powerful He is. The mountain and the weather are strong, but only because He made it that way.
"For the Lord is the one who shaped the mountains, stirs up the winds, and reveals his thoughts to mankind. He turns the light of dawn into the darkness and treads the heights of the earth. The LORD God of Heaven's Armies is His name!" Amos 4:13
He is a powerful, beautiful, amazing, and compassionate God. As big and as scary the mountains may appear... I know they are NOTHING when they stand before God.
"The mountains melt like wax before the Lord, before the Lord of all the earth" Psalm 97:5
What an eye opener. Go explore. Discover what He has made and praise Him for it.