7.31.2008

A Vacation Thought

We had a terrific time on our Colorado trip. I loved taking the kids to places new to them. Sometimes they were interested and sometimes they were not. When we started out, they were pretty excited about the things we had planned, as we got under way, the excitement wined. Once we had reached our family and they had cousins to play with, none of the attractions mattered to them much at all.


On Rhonda's blog you have seen most of the basic places we went on the trip and seen some images. It was Rhonda's first time to the Grand Canyon (we mad a very quick stop there on our trip home - south rim village only). She was so thrilled that she wants to go back and do the smooth water rafting trip, the mule trail, and anything else she can find to do there.


Here is my favorite image of that stop.

On this building designed by this architect who designed most of the buildings at the south rim village is this plaque, right by the door.
It quotes Psalm 104:24 - "O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches."
I think that the placement of this plaque here some 90 years ago serves as a great testimony. I love that the architect made no pretense about her worshipful response to this amazing place. How things have changed! Such plaques would now-a-days be seen as bordering on illegal. I'm almost surprised that some civil liberties group somewhere hasn't filed suit to have it removed since the building is on federally owned and operated lands.
It was great to talk to the boys (Merritt was tracking) about how God made this special place. To talk to him about how big God must be in order to make this place for us. To watch his gears turn as we also talked about how much God loves us since He is so big and so kind to us with His forgiveness. It was awesome to hear Merritt repeat the idea that God used a river as a tool to create.
It is such a challenge to see God in the daily things. These spectacular places are great reminders of God's power, but also of His personal involvement in the happenings on this planet. It is easy to see Him in his large scale works, but what about his small scale (if God does anything small scale) - perhaps I mean more personal works? I hope that in the scope of life the kids are learning from me how to see God everyday, everywhere and not just on vacation!

1 comments:

MLasch August 1, 2008 at 12:22 PM  

Actually the ACLU is fighting the plaques. They were removed for a time, but then returned... here is a link from World Net Daily: http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=33740.

So you guessed right. There is a battle on!

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