You are so amazing. This week I saw and felt you in ways I don’t normally see or even look for you in. Lord, I saw you in everything: in the pain and the struggle we all went through to reach the summit, in the willingness of our group to take on another’s struggle so we can make it to the top, in the encouragement and the growth that our group has shown these last five days, in the wisdom, strength, and leadership of our guides as they led us up the mountain, and God, I saw you in the beauty of your creation. I went through so much pain to reach the summit, but you gave me the strength to push on and when I made it to the top and looked out into creation, I was so overjoyed I was in tears. Your creation is amazing but your love goes even deeper. When I looked out at the mountains, I thought about the creation story and how you made everything in the world before you made man and then you made us as if wanting to share your creation with someone. Please let this experience be a reminder that whenever I look into creation to look at your love. And just as you have shared your love with me, help me to share it with those who cross my path. For your love is higher than any mountain, deeper than any ocean, longer than any road I could possibly travel, and wider than the sky. God you are so amazing. Not only did you reveal your strength and your love this week, but you have taught me a few things as well. You have shown me that East Sunshine is where I needed to be all along. Your love radiates through everyone there. You have brought me true friends who will help me grow in my relationship with you and find out who it is you want me to be. You have taught me that prayer is powerful, and to say ‘Shut up Satan’ when he begins to tell me lies and that friendship, encouragement, and unity are strengths. Lord, if I have missed out anything in this prayer of what I thought or felt or what you have taught me, please remind me. One thing I have definitely felt is that Trek was the spiritual wake up call I have been asking for.
Thu, August 26, 2010
by Karis Kononiuk