RoadTrip passion runs deep in my heart of hearts.The allure of finding the next scenic wonder, the twist of a two lane highway as it snakes past ancient pine and scarred rock, the scent of the hunt has me now…
I long for the sight of it, a glimpse of the far far away, the glory of hidden creation… ancient beauty.
I catch a hint of it in the rugged strength of a towering sequoia, in the roar of a spring time stream straining to break out of its channel, foaming -ripping its way to somewhere ‘below.
I sense the artist heart of God in the crisp bite of pre-dawn at high altitude, the clarity of a mountain vista surround by pink hues of sunrise, a valley hidden by the sea of clouds below. The sacred romance of beauty and wonder tug deeply in my heart. Whispering. THESE are the things of LIFE. The glory of God’s creation… filtered by thousands of years and a millennium of mankind’s industrial advance, it still echoes of perfection!
Exposing our kids to this much pure beauty changes everything!
It reveals the nature of our creator’s heart, stirring us deeply as ‘awe’ dawns in the mind’s eye and we can’t help but gaze intently into the splendor of life as it was always intended to be…
RoadTrips do so much more than simply connect us to each other, they connect our heart to the possibilities of a life with our creator.
Next week I’m taking my 18-year-old on a hiking – driving – roadtrip to the Canadian Rockies, Glacier, Yellowstone and Grand Teton NP…(for his second time) of what I’m sure will be ‘many’ adventures he will have in the wilderness world.
By God’s grace I can see my faith and passion for living being passed to the next generation, one roadtrip at a time.
PS – for more info on my roadtrips and the mountain west, check out my book, Road Trip to Redemption.
For an idea of what I’m talking about… check this out