ACMNP Sunday

Isaiah 6 In the year that King Uzziah died,

Logan spoke about how this was a big deal with the people of Israel. While a small statement to start the chapter with it means a lot. Uzziah reigned for over 50 year. This was the only leader many people had know. Many people felt lost.

I saw [in a vision] the Lord sitting on a throne, high and exalted, with the train of His royal robe filling the [most holy part of the] temple. 

Even with people feeling lost God was still in control.

“Woe is me! For I am ruined,
Because I am a man of [ceremonially] unclean lips,
And I live among a people of unclean lips;
For my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.” 

When we get a glimmer of God we see how low we really are.

Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I. Send me!” 

Now you have heard this quoted a billion times. Logan unpacked it this way.

  1.  Something big happens in your life. He focused on someone leaving or being removed that you looked up to. For him is was his pastor. His pastor  helped him get the place with ACMNP. His pastor encouraged him with his faith. Logan looked up to his pastor greatly. Logan’s pastor got caught up in something that he shouldn’t have been in and was removed from his position. Logan’s pastor was his King Uzziah. Who or what is your King Uzziah?
  2. In turning to the Lord we can feel so small and worthless especially when we are dealing with our King Uzziah moment.
  3. Being in our King Uzziah moment and feeling so small if we trust and reach out to God he can use us. Here I am. Send me.

 

Cascade Lake Trail to Observation Peak

This one was 10 miles and went from nothing to maybe I could die up here.

NPS is uping their game on the bear warnings.

It started out a a nice sunny day walk.

Passing by a nice lake.

Then for the turn uphill.

Notice the lake position.

And the storm clouds. The ones that dropped pieces of ice and rain on me. Also had some thunder and lightning which was nice as I was the tallest things at times on the mountain.

Hey, where did the trail go? I lost the trail multiple times and had to go through high brush and downed trees to find it again. Oh, and that also included a few falls.

And for all my effort I was rewarded with knee deep snow to get to the top.

It’s the middle of June, right?

Found the top and …..wait for it….. it was locked!!!! No getting out of the storm.

Hey there is that lake again.

Me with the lake. This is where I had a very late lunch.

After the rain the flowers really opened up.

On the way home I saw some fuzzy antler guys.

 

Hey wait for me…

Then a baby to end the day.

Sunday with ACMNP

Star gave the message today. She talked about sharing Christ with others. Her example was someone saying they like Jesus and all, but they don’t like all the rules and things. Her scripture was Romans 8.

Romans 8: Therefore there is now no condemnation [no guilty verdict, no punishment] for those who are in Christ Jesus [who believe in Him as personal Lord and Savior]. For the law of the Spirit of life [which is] in Christ Jesus [the law of our new being] has set you free from the law of sin and of death.

She described God as being a good parent. Like are earthly parents who set boundaries for us with TV time and knowing where we were. This was because they loved us and wanted the best for us. God is the same way. True love is not just letting someone do whatever they want to do. Many times if left to just ourselves we will do the wrong thing. Love is helping someone be safe and a be a better human being.

She covered that Jesus took the blame for us because we could never live a perfect life. Jesus doesn’t bind us, He sets us free. He defeated death so we could live.

So you can now answer the question about all those Christian rules and such.

Welcome Rodeo Fans

So much fun watching the little kids run around chasing a calf with money stuck to it.

Enjoyed a beautiful sunset for the walk home.

Watched the parade from my upstairs window.

Every parade needs a dinosaur.

And firetrucks.

Back for more rodeo action.

This night it was older kids chasing the calf.

Vice President of the United States

The Vice President of the United States Mike Pence is speaking at Old Faithful today.

Had to leave early on the way down the view reminds me that I am in a volcano.

Notice the two people on the roof of the Inn. I helped setup their communications.

Got to have good lighting and a helicopter flying around to make sure all is well before he comes in.

I was cleared by Secret Service to be in the group of people who would listening to his speech.

The Second Lady, Vice President, Sectary of the Interior and the Superintendent of Yellowstone.

Old Faithful went off during his speech. Timing is everything.

Can you find me in the pictures?

It was nice that in his speech he recognized people that he just met and ones with long histories with the park. It was also nice that he made a couple of religious references.

On the way home I saw this crazy looking fox.