|How could I reconcile such beauty with the reality of sin and a groaning world?|
It was on the second day of the P314 (our backpacking trip that takes place in which we summit three 14K+ foot mountains) that we encountered our first major obstacle, New Army Pass. After this grueling pass we'd finish the day with our first peek climb up to the pinnacle of Mt. Langley. We woke up to a beautiful scene as the morning dawned on Long Lake at 1,140 feet in elevation and began our 3000 foot haul up the mountain.
|Here's Some amazing professional quality pictures taken by Josh Tallman.|
I wonder what Paul would have said if he could have seen the picture I was now looking at. Like the former beauty queen reflecting on her previous glory now seperated from her by decades and a sagging waistline I could almost hear the mountains regretting the lost years. They seemed tired, weak and distressed. Sin has been having its way and the mountains are losing.
And yet it was beautiful, breathtaking, and majestic! Only a fool could look at the landscape and not stop short wondering how words could adequately describe it all.
How could I reconcile such beauty with the reality of sin and a groaning world?
|Here are some snapshots a few of us took on the trip.|
God is too good, too true, and too beautiful for his image to be completely obscured by the counterfeit of sin. Even in this sin-stained world, and in spite of our self-centered rebellion God continues to give. And so we can continue to glorify him and to enjoy him even as the mountains crumble and find their final destiny at the bottom of the sea, because those rocks continue to cry out "holy, holy holy, is the Lord God almighty, who was and is and is to come." Thank God that He has given me eyes to see in part, what in time he will graciously allow me to see in full!
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