Let’s consider a wagon train traveling from the east coast to California during the ‘49er Gold Rush, a distance of between 2,600, and 3,000 miles which took months to complete. No, let’s don’t.
We have just survived a bit over two weeks with no internet and still have no phone or phone number. It’s painful.
Lost communication gives the isolated person the same loss of power feeling as going down the road in a vehicle and having the steering wheel break off in your hands. You can turn the wheel, shake the wheel, or throw it out the window with the same lack of response.
One thing for which I am endlessly grateful is that with God—loss of communication is not possible. We don’t need a phone or internet to talk to the Creator of the universe and to hear His still, small voice. It sounds in the roar of the sea, the breath of the wind, joyful bird songs.
God answers back in glorious artwork in the sky, the majestic rise of mountains, the soft, cold touch of snow, and the light, shadows, and colors of the unique and wonderful world He created for us. We are never sans communication when we open our hearts to God.
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Beautiful pictures to illustrate the beauty of our Lord and his presence with us.
Thanks. God is such a marvelous artist that He made everything. So I have it easy. Just point the camera and take the picture. God bless you. Have a great rest of the week.
Thanks and you too. Also some people just know better how to point that camera. Sometimes God’s beauty gets lost in my attempts!
I’m sure you take good photos and accurately represent God’s beauty. Some places – like Scotland – seem to be photos waiting to be snapped. It’s cold and wet, but lovely landscape.
The photos. The words. An impeccable reflection and expression of God’s work and effort in revealing Himself. Loved the flow of the pictures and supporting words and description. Oh! The colors ❤
Thank you so much for your encouraging words. God made everything and I just took the pictures. Scotland is a scenic, lovely country, filled with rich color. The words – God gave them to me also. But your comment means so much to me. Thank you indeed.
You are most welcome. Looks like Scotland should then be on my travel list.
It should on your bucket list. Just bring warm clothes and rain gear. God bless.
One of your perfect analogies, Steph, and I love the way you started this! The parallels seem extreme, but os so true. Life without the internet is like a train off the track. But as you say, communication with your Lord is never interrupted but such physical inconveniences 🙂 Super post as always and glorious photos!
Thanks, Val. And I haven’t made this widely known, but I was able to write another book while I was off the internet. It was too wet, cold, and snowy to spend time outdoors, and I hadn’t recovered enough from my surgery for a lot of other things – I wasn’t even allowed to drive. It’s a slightly new genre for me, a cozy mystery. So being without internet can be a blessing to a writer.
Oh Steph, that’s amazing! Congratulations and I shall look forward to reading it!
Thanks, Val. Sent to the editor & the info to a cover designer. So it’s a way to go yet. Usually, I’m nervous about releasing a new book, and perhaps I will get nervous when it gets closer – but I really like this one.
Love your gorgeous photos!
Thanks, but I only point the camera at what God has created. He is the Master Artist. If you get to come to Scotland sometime for a visit…you will be going back with full camera cards. It is lovely in this country in spite of the cold, wet climate. Or perhaps because of it.