Sunday, September 16, 2018

Sunday Musings - God Is Bigger Than Mount Denali

When Robbie and I spent two weeks in Alaska this summer, it was an amazing experience and some much-needed time for just the two of us.
While we checked our email once a day (when internet access was available) and used the GPS on our cell phones as we traveled unfamiliar roads, we basically disconnected from technology and social media.
Before heading into Denali National Park for our final five days in Alaska, we learned that only 30% of visitors get a full view of Mount Denali (the highest mountain peak in North America). There is often cloud cover or fog or rainy conditions that completely or partially hide the dual peaks of this magnificent mountain. Yet, we had two beautiful days of this gorgeous view from the porch of our cabin at Camp Denali near the end of the 90-mile park road. 
Honestly, after several tough months, I needed to be reminded of the greatness of our Lord. As I sat on our cabin’s porch, I knew without a doubt that God was reminding me that He is bigger than whatever we are facing. He could have just given us a glimpse of this view, but He gave us two full days…probably to be sure I didn’t miss Him and this reminder that He is greater and more powerful than anything that comes against us in this world.

Psalm 147:3-5 says: He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. He determines the number of the stars; he gives to all of them their names. Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; His understanding is beyond measure.
Now, I’m sure some of the other campers thought we just lucked out to get such a gorgeous view. And others might think it was just a coincidence that we were the ones who just happened to be there during those beautiful weather days. They might have missed God altogether!

But because I was looking for Him and wanting to hear from Him, I didn’t miss Him! He works in everything we do and experience, and He will show up in the simplest things (like a beautiful landscape) when we need to be reminded of His power and His presence.

In Jeremiah 32:27, the Lord says: Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is anything too hard for me?
What do you need from God this week? Are you listening and watching for it?

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