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Friday, August 17, 2012


Lassen Volcanic National Park: Bumpass Hell Hydrothermal Area

As this post comes online, hubby, son, puppy dog and I are off camping in the Sierra Nevada mountains. We had reservations at Lassen Volcanic National Park. But when a lightning-ignited fire closed most of the park, we headed up from the summer heat of the California Central Valley, beckoned by the cool mountain air of the Sierras.

Despite the fire, back at Lassen, the mountain lakes are crystal clear. The mud pots are burbling. The volcanic scent of sulfur mixes with smoke to fill the air. The strange and bizarre processes of vulcanology are evidence that our world continues to change.

Lassen Volcanic National Park is a reminder that—whether the earth is millions of years old or merely a few thousand years old—God is still at work on it; still changing its face; still creating beauty; still making things better.

Just as He is doing with us.



chris said...

Wow, that looks like a really cool place!

God is definitely at work here. I was wondering recently why He made some things the way He did here... I could go on and on with a list... you know, things like bees that sting... people who are mean... anyway, I got over it really quick. I LOVE what He did here, and I don't know as having all the answers is really all that important in the grand scheme of things!

Thanks for sharing with us about your trip, I hope you're having fun!!

From Carols Quill said...

@ Chris -LOL. Even though I may not understand some of what God is doing, it's the variety that makes me figure He's got a plan that makes sense to Him...

Pam B. said...

I always feel the pull of God when I am out in nature.

From Carols Quill said...

@ Pam - so true. Last weekend I was sitting in my chair staring up at the trees. It was as if they were reaching to heaven in longing for God.