Monday, June 9, 2008

Our God



So, this is what I wake up to here in Jackson, Wyoming. Not a bad view, huh? Yesterday morning when I woke up to this absolute breathtaking majesty God reminded me of the words to "Shout to the Lord" where it says that the mountains will bow at the sound of His name....and I wondered, those mountains, those huge, awesome, mountains, bow to my God...how big are You Lord?And I realize that I have tasted only the teeniest, tiniest bit of God. What an indescribable God we serve.
While getting ready for our 6am Teton wildlife safari I spoke my heart to the Lord. I just asked Him to wow me today. I told Him that He would be no less my God or good if He didn't, but I just wanted to see Him today in a new way. Well, my friends, He did not disappoint! Some of you know that for over 10 years I have been looking to see a moose. It began on our Lynx trip, in 1998, while traveling through Vermont and we saw "watch for the moose" signs everywhere, well, I watched and no moose. Then we traveled to Montana several years back and still no sign of the moose. Yesterday we saw all kinds of animals. It was amazing. Seriously. Then our guide found my moose. She was so adorable. We could see her well through the binoculars and tears came to my eyes. I knew again that my God loved me. We were heading out of the park when our guide spotted this:



If you look carefully at the very middle of the photo you can see a big brown moose cow and behind her a little tiny adorable moose calf. Ok, so now I was REALLY wowed! Sometimes we settle for what we think is God's best and then He shows us what He really had planned and wow! I was moved to near weeping when I saw how He desires to give us so much more than we knew to hope for. A baby moose...my baby Ellie....oh so much more. God Bless you. Today we are headed to Yellowstone to see some more of God's hand. What an amazing God we serve. Much love, Jackie Sue
P.S.Because we had to stay in Denver overnight I was able to meet a Korean Methodist Youth group from Nashville who were on their way home from Mexico where they had been on a missions trip to serve the people there. God blows me away. He continues to gently expose my prejudices. I have never thought about folks of a different culture taking mission trips to other cultures. I know I am narrow, but God just keeps expanding my awareness of Him throughout our nation and the world. He is so good.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

OH!my....
thanks for sharing!
love,
lisa e
ps missed you last night at small group!

Cassie - Homeschooling Four said...

What an awesome trip! I love those "God-stop" moments. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

What fun!! Nothing better than an adventure with your man! I love how God wowed you! Sometimes we forget to even ask! Continue to have fun!! Love, Christie

Anonymous said...

Shout to the LORD is exactly how I felt when I saw the mountain pic. I see who GOD is so much in just his creation alone! It brought tears to my eyes so see how he wowed you :-) I need to be reminded more often to ask him to wow me...that's something I rarely think of doing....thanks for the lesson....I miss you and can't wait to see you. Heading to Deland wed-fri so I will be away from the pc---lots of love, Valarie

Dorothy said...

Hi Winberlys!
After seeing that mountain picture...Keith wants to know if he can join you! His dream vacation is Wyoming. One of these days..... Be sure and bring pictures with you to TN next month!
Blessings,
The Callahans

Jared, Jen and Andon said...

How fun! I know you having such a great time with your hubby! Can't wait to get together with you when you return. Love you, Jen

melmac said...

so close yet so far away! Don't you just love the west! I'm so glad you got to see a moose. I had a friend in town last weekend and we searched all over for a moose and didn't see one. They really are the coolest! Jackson Hole is a place I have been dying to visit. Enjoy!

Kelsey said...

Thanks so much for sharing!

Nancy said...

This reminds me of Utah...absolutely gorgeous!
Thanks for sharing,
Nancy