We started out the day with Brent reading out of Psalm 19 to prepare our hearts for the glories we knew we were in store for today.
Then we got in the car and drove. And drove. And drooooove. We got a little stir crazy but in the end we made it to the Grand Canyon!
The first time you walk up and see it all in person, it is literally breath-taking. Really. I just stood there with the breeze blowing on my face and letting my eyes slide from left to right, taking in the depth and the colors of the canyon. No words. It was....captivating. Pictures just do not get it right.
There were little pockets were you could see the Colorado River peeking through the layers of the canyon.
The boys brought their binoculars. :)
Brent and I stood (as much as the kids would allow...) and just let the majesty of the art work sink in. If God could make such a beautiful place, then how much more glorious and beautiful must HE be?!
They had faucets of fresh spring water around that you could use to fill up your water bottles. It was so cool and refreshing.
There was a small geology museum that told about the kinds of rock and some of the history of the canyon. Here is Peter at the end of the scale model.
Display of the rock layers....
We almost made it to sunset, but we wanted to get out of the park (which was huge!) before dark.
We had a wonderful day looking at our Creator's handiwork and marveling that He is in control of such things. What a God we serve!
We are going to travel to Cali tomorrow if the Lord wills. One more day of the journey then more adventures begin! Stay tuned for more Osterberg happenings.