Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Wisdom in the Waterfall

This weekend was an amazing one for our family. It had been way too long since our family spent quality time together away from home. God truly showed Himself to us numerous times. Reminding us that He is always here.

On Friday as soon as we arrived at our camping spot our older girls started to explore. (It was nice to be East River where they didn't have to worry about rattlesnakes). Saturday morning we went on our first family hike. Even little one joined in (Daddy did have to carry her most of the way--he got a really good workout).

The older girls told us that they had a waterfall to show us. They had found it in their explorations the night before. They took us on a path through the trees. Then before us was a waterfall. It was a little hidden treasure in the woods.

After we first saw the waterfall Chad and I looked at each other and giggled. The girls were very excited about this little waterfall and Chad and I were thinking about the big, beautiful waterfalls we have seen in Hawaii. As we were walking away we both had the same realization. This little waterfall was part of God's creation, just as much as the big waterfalls we have seen. To the girls, this waterfall was beautiful. We stopped and looked at it again. Listening to the water flow over the rocks was so peaceful. And our girls had made this wonderful discovery.

Once again, our girls helped us see God's fingerprints. How often do we miss the little things God places right in front of us because we are looking for something bigger? God is always here, revealing Himself to us all of the time. It is our choice to open our eyes and recognize that He is here.

One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple. Psalm 27:4


Genny said...

What a great post, and what a beautiful waterfall!

Stopped over from SITS...glad I did!


Sandy said...

Thank you very much for this post.
I'm glad that you and your family got to go on a camping trip together and explore God's glorious creation!

Let'sMakeADifference said...

just 'found' your blog! How refreshing! Great post!

Chele said...

That is wonderful!! Thanks for sharing! Sounds like you had a great family time! Ours is coming up too! :)

GingerLouise Clothing said...

Hi, so much fun..I miss camping. I posted this link on my blog thanks for your compliments and I look forward to reading your blog.

Daveda said...

"How often do we miss the little things God places right in front of us because we are looking for something bigger?"

God is in everything. Thanks for the reminder to not not miss any of it.

God Bless!

Jennifer @ Getting Down With Jesus said...

There are few things as precious as seeing through the eyes of a child.