As we traveled through Alaska in June and July, I wove the words of Psalm 104 through my journal entries.
“Praise the Lord, O y soul. O Lord my God, you are very great; you are clothed with splendor and majesty. He wraps Himself in light as with a garment; He stretches out the heavens like a tent and lays the beams of His upper chambers on their waters. He makes the clouds like His chariot and rides on the wings of the wind.”
“He set the earth on its foundations; it can never be moved. You covered it with the deep as with a garment; the waters stood above the mountains.”
Our drive from Anchorage down to Homer and Seward gave me some inkling of the size of God. Scenery like this went on for miles and miles. And we even stopped for lunch at the Resurrection Roadhouse, just one of many reminders of God’s sovereignty over all things. Psalm 104 says, “He waters the mountains from His upper chambers; the earth is satisfied by the fruit of His work.”
On June 21, we boarded a vessel for a nine-hour ride up the Northwest Fjords to see wildlife and this amazing glacier. From my journal: “Nothing prepared us for the majestic beauty of the glaciers. The volume of ice rumbled, sometimes sounding like thunder, other times like gun shots and a few times like a fast-approaching locomotive. We saw several calvings! Breath-holding experiences as we realized that what looked like water streaming down the mountain was ice streaming down the mountain in torrents.” Again the words from Psalm 104: ” He makes springs pour water into the ravines; it flows between the mountains.”