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.
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