Tag Archives: Goat_Rocks_Wilderness

Making room

“Teach me, Lord, to make room for you in all the events and affairs of my days. Then I shall find rest. Then I will be at peace with myself and with you.”  Norman Shawchuck

 

“The house of my soul is too small for you to enter, Lord; make it more spacious by your coming.” St Augustine

 

Goat Rocks Wilderness. Mt Adams
Goat Rocks Wilderness. Mt Adams

 

Goat Rocks Wilderness
Goat Rocks Wilderness

Singing a new song

“Sing a new song to the Lord! Let the whole earth sing to the Lord!

Honor and majesty surround Him; strength and beauty fill His sanctuary. ” Psalm 96

Former US Supreme Court Justice, William O. Douglas describes this strength and beauty in his book, Of Men and Mountains:  “When man ventures into the wilderness, climbs ridges and sleeps in the forest, he comes in close communion with his Creator. When man pits himself against the mountain, he taps inner springs of his strength. He comes to know himself.  He becomes meek and humble before the Lord who made heaven and earth. For he realizes how small a part of the universe he actually is.”

 

Bear Grass in Snow Grass Flat, Goat Rocks Wilderness
Bear Grass in Snow Grass Flat, Goat Rocks Wilderness

Goat Rocks at Sunset

Goat Rocks at sunset

High in the Goat Rocks Wilderness High in the Goat Rocks Wilderness

 

A Thrill of Hope

Each Christmas season I am deeply reminded that despite the weary repetitiveness of conflict–personal, political, economic, terror–hope renews me. God has so much more to teach me, to teach each of us, as we wait for Him, seek Him, follow Him.
Spray_Park, Mt_Rainer_NP