Opportunities to meet or spend time with new acquaintances.
It’s good for the soul.
I used to be an island girl, but thanks to many hikes with my adventurous hubby I just might be converted. The ocean is memorizing, but mountains scream at you. There is something to be said about standing somewhere were few others have stood, sweating like crazy and sore all over, staring into valleys surrounded by snow-covered peaks.
I just don’t have the words to describe the feeling that a good hike gives – only that it usually truly does make my soul sing! How can you look at the Tetons, drive from Vancouver to Banff, climb Machu Picchu, or walk along the tops of the Andes and NOT be moved spiritually? I have yet to go on a hike and not have the words of “How Great Thou Art” ringing in my head:
O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder consider all the works thy hand hath made. I see the stars. I hear the mighty thunder. Thy power throughout the universe displayed.
When though the woods and forest glades I wander, I hear the birds sing sweetly in the tress. When I look down, from lofty mountain grandeur and hear the brook and feel the gentle breeze.
Then sings my soul my Savior God to Thee. How great Thou art!
This weekend, Jon organized a trip to a close by National Park with a small group of people from our church and schools. Our little and insanely uncomfortable bus picked us up at 7:00 am and drove 1.5 hours into the mountains northeast of Linares. Little did we know what was in store for us…
I challenge you to click on this link … or this one , to listen, and to scroll through the pictures below.
Jon and I LOVE to travel especially by camping or hiking. It was wonderful to share something that we love so much with others. We are hoping to do many more trips like this with others in the future.
What an amazing God we have who gave us such a gorgeous creation!
If you would like to see a short video of our hike click here.