Astounding scenes reach to the depths of my soul! The vistas of the Black Canyon formed over thousands of years take my breath away: the deep fissures forming statue-like figures along the walls create a mysterious allure. The drop off is so shear it lodges a bouncing ball in the pit of my stomach. Far far below is a mighty river rushing though it’s ancient course. The roar of it’s sound is heard even at the top. Imagine being at the bottom rushing along in a boat in the midst of it’s surround sound roar and gazing up at the grandeur. Wow Lord! This canyon is indeed one of Your masterpieces! I love being in places which demonstrate Your glory! Praise You my God!! Even the kids are touched by the magnificence! It does make me nervous knowing their fearless lack of common sense sometimes as they get near an edge. Their mom can’t watch, turns away, but she knows their daddy is with them and would let nothing harm them. It’s like I trust You, Lord, and Your angels protecting them. Love having them experience the majestic splendor of Who You are in this way!
My soul opens up to Your love in a special way here in this amazing place! Peace mingles with excitement in joining with Your glory. The immensity of the work of this river creating such astonishing splendor is like touching You and Your grand plan over the ages for all of us. You knew at the beginning the grandeur this river would create; it was all part of Your plan.
I am part of Your plan. You knew about every occurrence in my life, from my conception in my mother’s womb. You have allowed every joy and pain, events and encounters to teach and mold me for my role in Your grand plan. How awesome You are!!
Jeremiah 29:11 (AMP)
For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil to give you hope in your final outcome
Can you see how your experiences shape you for the goal God designed for your life?