Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The nature of one praiseworthy thing

We spent the last two weeks on a road trip to Utah to attend family reunions in the great outdoors. While we were camping here with my family, we witnessed *daily* some pretty spectacular shows of thunder and lightning, one day resulting in a drenching summer rainstorm. Sure, that makes for a challenge to get and keep everything dry, but our reward every evening was another incredible display of "lights" as the sun went down. Here is a progression of three photos that span about 10 minutes.

This is only a small snapshot of what was an expansive panorama of Heavenly Father's creation. It is easy for me to forget sometimes, as I'm surrounded by day-to-day tasks, cell phones ringing, and paved roads, that these kinds of places even exist. It was a much-needed reminder to me of the gift I've been given to live on this glorious earth, and also of the responsibility I have to be a caretaker of it.
"For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall much be required..." (Luke 12:48)

1 comment:

  1. I agree--such rejuvenation can only come through nature. We had such fun with you guys and miss you already!