Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Power......Our spring has been cool this year yet the runoff of the snow from the mountains was in full glory as we hiked back to the Chrystal Mill and Chrystal City. We do it every year yet I am always humbled by the power the water displays as it rushes over the rocks and edges. With friends "in the know" we saw what I have fondly named, The Secret Waterfall.
Because of the force of the water of the fall it splashed out everywhere and could not be contained. It was wild and touched everything around it creating wet places and slippery rocks. One had to step with care knowing that to slip into the frigid rushing water would not have a good outcome. Yet to stand in the presence of this fall and feel the water hitting your face and body was nothing short of Eden-like. I was filled with awe, a healthy dose of respect or should I say fear, and heart felt wonder to stand so close to such power!
I sometimes wonder, have we lost a little of what the Old Testament refers to as the "fear of God." Due to the great love of Jesus in the New Testament, do we forget, at times that, "In the beginning God created the Heavens and the earth...." This God holds all power and this God cannot be contained! To stand in His presence puts us on ground that is HOLY. To stand in His presence we cannot leave without some of Him splashing in our faces and upon our bodies! This can be a fearsome thing as we are made aware that this is an all powerful, all consuming God. May I not forget to know just a little of the Old Testament fear surrounded by "For God so loved the world that He sent His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." The force of the water splashed out everywhere and could not be contained.......

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