Tuesday, September 24, 2013

New Mexico

When I was in sixth grade, I wrote a short story that took place in the Carlsbad Caverns.  My mom had told me about them, and I was fascinated.  I have wanted to visit them for practically my entire life.  

Today was the day.

How can I possibly describe this place?
Like something out of a fantasy novel.
Unlike anything I have ever seen.

Gil is a great photographer, but these pictures do not do justice to this experience.  These caverns are 750 feet below the ground.  The magnitude of the rooms under the earth was completely mind-blowing.  

Once in a lifetime.  
Such a creative, magnificent God we serve.

The formation behind us is called Rock of Ages.  We learned that many years ago, when guides got to this place, they would shut off all the lights except the one on this stone.  Then everyone would sing "Rock of Ages."
Can you imagine?  
In a cavern of that size, what that would sound like?  Look like?
Someday, on That Day, maybe we'll get the chance.  

So much scope for the imagination.  It gets into your bones and makes you a different person.

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