Sunday, September 23, 2007

God's Country

Everyone thinks where they live is "God's country" and Texans are no different. But somehow I think that those who live in the mountains have a more valid claim on that description. Mike and I love exploring the Rockies and this summer journeyed to the Tetons as well. In south/central Colorado there is a National Park campground that is 10,000 feet high and has a lake that never fails to thrill me. It's getting crowded now and we actually almost didn't snag a campsite this year - for the first time in 7 years of camping there. Bear Lake is its name and it's in the middle of the Sange de Cristo Mountains surrounded by the San Isabel National Forest near Cuchara. THAT is God's country, for sure, and the only way we have survived these past 5 years of heat and drougth in Texas was knowing that we would be there for one sweet, cool week in August.

Knowing where I'll spend eternity is also a good way to get through the pains and tribulations of this earthly life.

2 Corinthians 5:1[ Our Heavenly Dwelling ] Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.

By the way, Heaven is mentioned in the Bible at least 606 times.

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