Sunday, April 19, 2009

"God works out His plans, though to human eyes they are veiled in mystery. Men cannot understand the ways of God; and, looking at appearances, they interpret the trials and tests and provings that God permits to come upon them as things that are against them, and that will only work their ruin." -EGW, Patriarchs and Prophets, p. 672

Same situation, two different views. Mine and God's. One is shrouded in fog. The other has God's clarity in every mountain and in every valley. Oddly enough, they both still have beauty. Faith is trusting that the second scene exists even though the first is all I see.

"Providences that are now mysterious you may solve by continued trust in God." -EGW, Prophets and Kings, p. 175

*Photo credits for the two middle pictures go to Jonathan Gerrans. The photo's were taken on our 2007 October backpacking trip.


Little Christen said...

That's a really cool perspective to place on faith and trials. Thanks for sharing. :)

Chopsticks on Oboe said...

Really nice Christy! I always enjoy reading your blogs. They always point me to Jesus!

Kelsey said...

Fun trip. Neat pictures. Good parallel. Thanks Christy. :)

Remember Harvey?

Christy Joy said...

Martina - I'm glad :)

Kelsey - lol, it took a minute to figure it out, but yes, I do remember Harvey. That was fun :D

Jen said...

christy, good thought. thanks for sharing!

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