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Monday
Aug032015

Whisper... The Traveling Vagabond – Day 12 

“He calmed the storm to a whisper” Psalm 107:29

 

Yesterday Levi and I added an extra hour on our route so we can go through the Colorado mountains.  Simply breathtaking.  I have heard of it’s beauty, but what I experienced was beyond what I had imagined.  I think God was having the time of His life when He was creating what we now call Colorado.

What to know a bit of irony in this?  The one day we have to really experience this drive, it pours down rain much of the time.  There were times that I just knew what I was looking at had to be amazing, yet the view was limited due to the fog and clouds.  Therefore you can argue that I missed out and was cheated, my once chance was taken from me.

What I discovered, though, was a different kind of beauty.  Watching the clouds dance around the mountains and watching the variations of light on the mountainside as we twist and turned around the sharp bends had it’s own beauty.  Imagining coal minors 100 years ago navigating narrow paths with sharp drop offs in such weather, gave me an appreciation for the price that was paid generations ago.  I could go on, but the point is that even in the midst of turmoil, beauty is to be found.

My dear friend Michelle sent me this verse today: “He calmed the storm to a whisper” Psalm 107:29  The verse accompanied an article, in which there was a quote from a sailor. “every sailor knows that there will be storms. You just learn what to do when the storm hits. In a severe storm, there is only one thing to do and only one way to survive. You have to put the ship in a certain position and keep her there.”

There is an old quote from Charles Swindoll, “The longer I love, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life….I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you...we are in charge of our attitudes.”

Your ship will hit a storm.  Some storms will be bigger than imaginable.  The question is, will you still be able to find the beauty in life?

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