{Inspirational Early Morning Rays}

· Postcards from the Grand Canyon ·

April 11, 2017 0 Comments 3 Photos

After a short nights sleep, I awoke with tired eyes in the dark hours of the night to catch a glimpse of the first morning rays that appear over the Grand Canyon.  I didn’t know if the effort was going to be worth the almost regrettable decision, however I was overly excited once light began to shine through and awaken the sleeping canyon.  It caused me to reflect on John Piper’s words;

The really wonderful moments of joy in this world are not the moments of self-satisfaction, but self-forgetfulness. Standing on the edge of the Grand Canyon and contemplating your own greatness is pathological. At such moments we are made for a magnificent joy that comes from outside ourselves.

I found this to be so true!  It was in that moment that I began to forget about myself and allow the beauty of nature to resonate in my mind; I could truly feel a joy and peace that can only be found there.