Monday, May 17, 2010

Awesome God

He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name. Great is our Lord and mighty in power, his understanding has no limit. Psalm 147:4-5
Hubby's 8th grade Sunday School class.....before the supposedly "4 mile hike" (which actually turned into an 8 mile hike because they changed the trails!! Mercy!)
There is a brown "Danger" sign right in the back of the picture...can you see it? Danger is in RED and all caps. It clearly states that this is a dangerous area, and that many have fallen to their death in this spot. It was meticulously fenced off for safety purposes...to keep the hikers safe. And what does Child #2 do???? Yes, he bounces over the fence to get a better view. I was ready to string him up before we even got started.
This past weekend, Hubbs and I and another precious couple took the kids on a hike to a gorgeous waterfall right over the NC state line. This is Whitewater Falls. Beautiful. Majestic. Indescribable. Words that describe our God, the maker of this lovely place.
The intent was to have the kids realize how really BIG our God is, and that we don't give Him enough credit. It's not about us; it's His story, and we just happen to have some supporting roles.
After being out on the trails for several hours, we went back to a lake house where they swam and went tubing. I, of course, took a million pictures! After a cookout, home made milkshakes and s'mores, the kids watched Louie Giglio's "Indescribable" DVD. If you have not seen it, I highly encourage you to do so! I actually bought it, and I have learned something new each time that I've watched it.
Fighting sleep, the kids took it all in. Child #2 is still processing it two days later. He was asking me questions a few minutes ago after carpool. Love it!!!
Tonight, if you don't have thunderstorms or other bad weather, go out into your yard and simply look up. Be amazed. Be awed. Give Him the praise for His creation that is beyond my comprehension.
If I were really computer literate, I would be showing you all the Chris Tomlin Indescribable video right here. But....I don't know how to do that. So, google "You Tube," and type it in and enjoy!

Sweet Blessings,

20 comments:

On Purpose said...

What a real, practical and awesome lesson! Love this!

The Heart and Mind of a Woman said...

Susan,

Love it. Glad they are still sponges absorbing God's truths. I just wish adults didn't put God in a box and limit Him based on our own, nominal understanding. I still struggle with that from time to time.

Thanks,

Kristy

Andrea said...

What an adventure. Love the pictures...especially the waterfall.
Blessings, andrea

Sharon Sloan - Joy In The Truth said...

Looks and sounds like an amazing time! Wow -- gorgeous pictures. Makes me think of this scripture:

Romans 1:20
For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—His eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.

Kelly said...

Beautiful!! And the song Indescribable says it all... What a wonderful way to worship! Thank you for sharing.

Jennifer @ Getting Down With Jesus said...

God's workmanship is so incredible. Makes us want to risk our necks to get the best view. :-)

Jen said...

Love simple lessons like this. And love hiking and really seeing the expanse (just a glimpse, no less!) of God's wonderous design!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Looks like an amazing place to explore all that God has blessed us with. I do just what you suggested at night some time I am out walking up and just marvel at the heavens. What an awesome God we have! Jackie

TRUTH SHARER said...

I love Louie Giglio!! I just watched "How Great is OUr God" again last week! WE need more enthusiasm over who our God IS!!! HE IS GOD!

Summer's coming - girl - and we gotta get those running shoes on and take Jesus to the Nations!!! Even if it starts in our own back yard!

Choosing JOY, Stephanie

Danielle said...

What an amazing shot! I love waterfalls!

I might have had to deck Child #2 my-own-self if I was there.lol

Thanks for the reminder about how big of a God we serve!

Sonja said...

Susan:

What a fun adventure! Isn't it neat to be involved with young kids? They are so refreshing...

Both the Giglio You Tube and Chris Tomlin's song are favorites for me too.

Keep running!

Sonja

Kay @ Off the Beaten Path said...

Loved the pictures. I always enjoy seeing others enjoying hiking. Isn't it wonderful to wander further into God's world than the average Joe ever gets to see? So glad you took these kids on this adventure.

I'll be sure to take in the stars tonight!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

I thought of you today while jogging my sorry carcass around the neighborhood. I just wasn't feeling it at all, but I did it anyway believing that it was time well spent, both physically, emotionally, and spiritually speaking. Keep us posted with new pictures! I love seeing your work.

peace~elaine

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Just visited the galleries on your website... darling children photographs! You keep getting better and better...

check her out everyone! Susan, you need to put a link at the top of your sidebar advertising your work. If you need help, I'll try!

peace~elaine

Cindy said...

I saw the video at a Chris Tomlin concert - Truly Awesome!!
What a wonderful lesson and adventure for the SS class. I'm sure they love you/husband very much. Creatively opening the kids eyes to God's creativity:)

Marilyn in Mississippi said...

Did you see on the news about the man in Atlanta getting bitten by the rabid fox just outside an auto repair shop??? First thing I thought about was you and the coyote!

Marilyn...in Mississippi

p.s. could you email me mawh53@yahoo.com ? I would love to know what kind of camera you are using now. Thanks!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Loved the pictures and the post..so glad that I stopped by...

I have had so little time to catch up on my favorite blogs. Hope you will stop by...I have a great Disney giveaway...

Ginger said...

Going to visit your gallery! Hope you're doing well...so looking forward to a little time off this summer.

I think I'll take your suggestion and just look up tonight and be reminded just how AWESOME God really is.

Take care!

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may the blessing be always with you!! ...............................

Mary Singer Wick said...

Love this post and the photos, Susan. Wish we lived closer. We have so many similar tastes! Blessings and love, Mary