1.31.2007

okanagan lake.


When I see this picture, it makes me think of our God Almighty. No particular reason why, other than the gorgeous night sky taking over the quiet daylight. If you look closely, you can see the lake is still, the mountains are near, and people are inside their houses washing dishes together as family and singing songs before bed. This was taken a few years ago, but every once in a while I go back and am reminded, once again, of God's amazing beauty. God's amazing love, and His amazing mercy. No matter how many times I fail [and trust me, it's a lot], He picks me back up again and we start afresh each day. As I work myself up these steep and narrow stairs, I can only remind myself of this picture, and how much more magnificent the beauty will be when I reach the top. After all the ups-and-downs and side-to-sides and places that I have no idea why I went there, I can only have one thing in mind. That I am doing it for His glory in a much bigger and breathtaking picture.

18 comments:

Elizabeth said...

that picture is so pretty. i love memories that in some crazy way relate to your own growth in God.

Jeremy said...

your post is quite similar to jess' last one i think. purple sky, i like that its pretty rad.

joel. said...

watch out for Ogopogo.

i think i see him in the picture.

~*Jessica Lauryn*~ said...

where on okanagan was that taken? my grandparents have a house on the lake up there. and the ogopogo is real i have seen him

Jeremy said...

the Ogopogo, i know hes real. he has to be!

karawarnock; said...

yes i love the purple hues.



and to set things straight: the Ogopogo is real and one day i will find her.

Elizabeth said...

wait. its a her? i always assumed this big, nasty, creepy, eerie creator was a male.

not sure why?

(this was a joke.

Sean said...

haha...the ogopogo isnt real, at least thats what i tell myself when i swim there.

Jeremy said...

the Ogopogo Rocks!!!!!

Jeremy said...

haha random comment that was suppossed to be anonymous...

-kristina said...

good old ogopogo

damaris said...

since i have never even heard of ogopogo, i'll comment on the actual post. ;)

it is neat how God uses memory and nature to speak to us.
i love how you never remember what you expect to. (if that makes sense)

Sherlock said...

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Elizabeth said...

it is a mythological lake creator thing.

-kristina said...

its like the loch ness monster in Scotland but different and in Canada.

karawarnock; said...

http://www.reference.com/search?r=13&q=Ogopogo


i will find her. we are buds. she will just come to me.
she doesn't kill or hurt anyone, that's not how all those dumb people died. they died because of their own mistakes. she is quite a pleasant lass.

Elizabeth said...

haha. how about a new post?

Nate said...

Very Very interesting post... Very moving too... Okay yeah I think you need a new post...