Friday, May 1, 2015

Beautiful Things

Arizona is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. The reservation is surrounded by God-carved canyons, sweeping plains, and thick groups of trees. I never get tired of the view and love to share it with new team members each year as we travel out. It's an almost overwhelming beauty with the brightness of the skies and the lushness of the landscape.

The rich wonder of the land is painfully paired with the depth of despair in so many of the people. It's almost impossible to reconcile the idea of God-crafted nature and human brokenness. Together they create a discordant symphony of desperate need. While being painful to observe, I can at least gain some comfort from God's promises to create wonderful things out of our dysfunction. The gorgeous world we can see is a reflection of God's power to bring restoration when it seems too far gone.  

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