Sunday, July 14, 2013

Bread For The Journey

A few summers ago we took a drive down to Bryce Canyon which is a national park
nestled in south western Utah.
I am awed by the beauty of this park, how the process of erosion forms an array of
fantastic shapes of pinnacles and pillars.
One can see how tiny drops of water have built beautiful monuments and pinnacles.
I can totally identify with John Muir, that nature is a great teacher.
For me there is no greater joy than to be out in nature and feel God.
Nature reveals the mind of God.

"In every walk of nature, one receives far more than he seeks." John Muir

Let's take a walk into our own lives.
Each one of us goes through a similar erosion process inside.
Just as a single thought finds its way in our mind, it leaves sediment that sinks deep down
into our soul forming our own pillars ~ pillars of character.
There are times when we all face problems and want to walk away from them.
Sometimes we may be buffeted by stress and
pressed by challenges that come at us from the outside.
 Sometimes we can collapse under external pressure.
There are times when we let immoral and selfish thoughts fill our minds.
They become eroding pillars of evil.

When we fill our minds with truth and love, we form strong and beautiful pillars in our souls.
When we pursue God, we reflect His character in our lives.
Just as Bryce Canyon was developed over thousands of years,
so our true character is also in  a 'continuous process' being shaped and formed
to become more God-like!
This shows the real resurrection power of Christ strengthening us moment by moment.

What kind of pillars are you erecting in your life?

"The inward man is being renewed day by day." 2 Corinthians 4:16


  1. Beautiful, and goes along with this mornings sermon at church.

  2. Amazing photo, Marg ! and fitting analogy !

  3. Marg, what a lovely, lovely post....on every level!

    Blessings to All,
    Anna (Toronto)

  4. Beautifully said . . . thank you.