Road Trip: Outdoor Sanctuary

glacier national park

Montana rejoiced over the sun’s heat that melted a bit of the glacial mountains of the Montana Territory.

“Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,

Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.

His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.”
Psalm 19:4-6 KJV

coloring fun:glacier national park:psalm 19:4-6

Coloring Fun:Glacier National Park:Psalm 19:4-6.

Road Trip: Grass Valley Grandeur

half dome yosemite national park

Montana marveled at the carved granite mountains of Yosemite Valley, realizing God’s supreme providence.

“For God is my King of old, working salvation in the midst of the earth.

The day is thine, the night also is thine: thou hast prepared the light and the sun.

Thou hast set all the borders of the earth: thou hast made summer and winter.”
Psalm 74:12, 16, 17 KJV

coloring fun:half dome, yosemite national park:psalm 72: 12, 16, 17.

Coloring Fun:Half Dome, Yosemite National Park:Psalm 72: 12, 16, 17.

Final Trumpet

o death, where is thy sting?

“O death, where is thy sting?”

“Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,

In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.”
1 Corinthians 15:51, 52 KJV

Third Angel: Restless

third angel:restless:revelation 14

Caleb’s ex-partner, consumed with gold fever, found no rest at Caleb’s ranch and soon embarked on another search for treasure in the mountains.

“For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.”
Hebrews 4:2 KJV

Coloring Fun: Mercies New

mercies new:lamentations 3:22, 23

Mercies new.

“It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.

They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.”
Lamentations 3:22, 23 KJV

coloring fun:mercies new:lamentations 3:22, 23

Coloring Fun:Mercies new:Lamentations 3:22, 23

v-e-r-a-n-c-e

mo' persistent prophet:jeremiah 36

Hidden by the Lord.

“But the king commanded Jerahmeel the son of Hammelech, and Seraiah the son of Azriel, and Shelemiah the son of Abdeel, to take Baruch the scribe and Jeremiah the prophet: but the Lord hid them.

Then took Jeremiah another roll, and gave it to Baruch the scribe, the son of Neriah; who wrote therein from the mouth of Jeremiah all the words of the book which Jehoiakim king of Judah had burned in the fire: and there were added besides unto them many like words.”
Jeremiah 36:26, 32 KJV

Hope Heals

P-e-r-s-e

persistent prophet:jeremiah 36

Winterhouse fuel.

“And it came to pass, that when Jehudi had read three or four leaves, he cut it with the penknife, and cast it into the fire that was on the hearth, until all the roll was consumed in the fire that was on the hearth.

Yet they were not afraid, nor rent their garments, neither the king, nor any of his servants that heard all these words.”
Jeremiah 36:23, 24 KJV

Faith Works

Coloring Fun: Bittersweet

bittersweet:revelation 10

Since it was sometimes hard to tell when an apple was ripe, Zeke’s first attempt at baking apple empanadas turned bittersweet. Over time, mixed with patience and love, Zeke’s empanadas tasted sweeter.

“The full soul loatheth an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.”
Proverbs 27:7 KJV

coloring fun:bittersweet:revelation 10

Coloring Fun:Bittersweet:Revelation 10.

Mercy Found

bittersweet

Near his ranch, Caleb stumbled upon his former partner who had betrayed him when searching for gold. Despite his bittersweet emotions, Caleb offered his former partner food and shelter.

“Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.

For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.”
Hebrews 2:17, 18 KJV

I Will Come Again

treasured letter

Searching for gold in the mountains with his partner and friend, Caleb soon discovered what he treasured most.

“Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.

In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.”
John 14:1-3 KJV