Senior Trip: Day Two

It’s not often that throughout the course of everyday life I have the occasion to need to use the word “billion” to describe something. I guess if I were an economist or an accountant or some kind of government worker, or person monitoring hits on google or something of the sort I might. But when you are laying under a clear South Dakota sky in the middle if the summer at night there’s an immediate necessity to grasp for descriptions, adjectives, words… anything to try to describe or even just take in the 360 panoramic sight that envelopes you. I’ve never counted to a billion, but the number seemed appropriate to describe the number of stars sprawled out before us…

As we were getting back from a sunset hike and getting ready to set out to our night time camping spots, we ran into a fellow hiker that commented on how spectacular the day had been and how much he was looking forward to the “light show.” What a light show it was, kicked off by a couple of shooting stars as we were heading out on our night time hike. What’s unfortunate is that this “light show” that points to the majesty and wonder of the Creator happens every night, but so often its missed. Often i don’t have the eyes to see… it just takes slowing down enough to be able to take it all in. In our group conversation last night Paige commented about how sometimes God uses the opportunities we are given to experience things that are out of our norm so that when we go back to the familiar we appreciate what we have all the more. May being at a loss for words be a reality that continues in the rhythm of everyday life more and more.

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