Friday, July 10, 2009
Pike's Peak, Satuday, June 20, 2009
We spent five days in Colorado Springs. We were planning to drive up to Pike's Peak on Friday but on that morning Joni said she felt that we should go up the next day. The delay allowed us to have two companions with us on the journey -- Carol (the wife of my former pastor whose house we stayed at while in town) and Pat (who goes to church with us and was in town visiting her brother).
Saturday was very cloudy. Throughout the rest of the trip the sky was clear. We enjoyed the drive up to the summit and back. We all felt that it was a very spiritual experience. When we got to the top, it started snowing. We stopped at the visitor center and bought some souveneirs. Pat, who is going through divorce proceedings, danced a prophetic of freedom in Christ. She took off her shoes and danced barefoot in the snow. It was a powerful act.
We left the summit and stopped near the toll gate and ate our lunch. As part of our "love feast", I suggested we have communion. With almond butter and peach preserve sandwiches for the bread of life and bottled water for the cup of salvation we remembered Christ Jesus. It was a holy moment.
As we descended the mountain, I asked God to reveal why it was significant that it was cloudy on this particular day. Carol shared that God had us hidden in the shadow of his wings. Joni shared that God is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path. He enables us to see only what is immediately before us. I shared that God wants us to pay attention to what is going on around us so that we don't miss what he is doing.