To the known God

I ventured down to Sedona, Az for some time with the Lord and for a special mission. It is a beautiful place. The Red Rock formations that run through Oak Creek Canyon are a sight to see. God’s handiwork is everywhere.
Many of the people who go to Sedona are looking for a spiritual encounter. Whether or not they admit it, their hearts are longing to be filled by the One True Living God and they will not be satisfied until they have the encounter. It is evident by just looking around. I hiked and prayed many of the trails of the Red Rock Park Region. Along one trail, I came upon a multitude of stone altars. I felt like Paul in Acts Chpt. 17 when he was in Athens seeing all of the altars and many religious articles that man had made.

Verse 23 reads: For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription: TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore you ignorantly worship…

I stopped and prayed at the sight. Seeing all of this made me realize here was a group of individuals who were seeking to be closer to God. Any yet with all that is around, they have not obtained that closeness. Part of me wanted to do some “tipping over”of all the idols that were created. Love spoke to my heart and shaped my prayers for the place into, May the altar be a memorial built to the One True Living God. To Whom, when the children of Israel had an encounter with, they built an altar as a memorial to remember Jehoviah ~ the one true living God. Not to the “god” of the rock, vortex and stream. For they are all still searching for eternity in their hearts ~ may they find you Lord…

Cathedral Rock at Red Rock Crossing Sunset overlooking Oak Creek Canyon

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Church of the Holy Cross

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Beholding His Greatness

It had always been a desire of my heart to see the Grand Canyon.  I was told that it is breath taking and hard to describe.  My previous attempt to see the Grand Canyon was thwarted by a blizzard that dropped quite a bit of snow and closed the roads. That in itself was an adventure and I did not want to repeat it. So in my “planning”, I made sure that if there was a change in weather coming, I would go to the Grand Canyon before the snow dropped.

Let me say, I took hundreds of photos and not one of them can really capture the splendor and greatness of what your eyes behold. The hand of the Lord is over it all and you stand in awe of His greatness in creating the Grand Canyon VAST!

I traveled the South Rim and took photos from each scenic spot along the way. I met many people traveling the same route and struck up friendships. On the last stop, I was shooting some photos by a watchtower, a man came walking up to me and started a conversation. He said he saw me from the tower and knew he had to speak with me.

Toshi, a Japanese man, was full of questions. The one question he had and needed answered was how he could get to heaven. God is good. He sent me from Minnesota and Toshi from Japan so I could share with him the answer to his question. My first gift to Toshi was eternal life. My second gift, was a small bible that I had thrown in my purse that morning. Seeing the Grand Canyon in its splendor was precious, but seeing Toshi filled with His glory is priceless…..

South Rim of Grand Canyon. Toshi

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