My journal writing ached for bigger adjectives. How many times can “breathtaking” and “heartstopping” and “Godpainted” capture the pristine beauty of Alaska?
Passages of scripture about mountains took me to Psalm 68. “O mountain of God, mountain of Bashan; O many-peaked mountain, mountain of Bashan! Why do you look with hatred, O many-peaked mountain, at the mount that God desired for his abode, yes where the Lord will dwell forever?”
My first impressions of Alaska spoke of the immensity of God, and the insignificance of man’s pitiful attempts to question Him or seek self-aggrandizement in this world. How little we understand; how merciful He is to grant our next breath!