Thursday, August 14, 2008

into the great unknown...

(photo: cable car on Pão de Açúcar --Sugarloaf Mountain-- in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

This is one of my all-time favorite photos I have taken-- a picture of traveling into "The Great Unknown," moving forward without being able to see ahead. So very much like these lives we live. We cannot see ahead of us into the future, so we blindly forge onward... into the unknown. It can be exciting at times, or downright terrifying!
Most of all, it is a journey of trust: trusting that God has laid out the path before us; trusting that He knows what's ahead, even though we do not; trusting that He will walk beside us on the journey, no matter what the terrain, no matter what we encounter along the way.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.
If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide me
and the light become night around me,"
even the darkness will not be dark to you;
the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you.
~Psalm 139:9-12


  1. Thank you for the very timely message that God is in control. I so need to hear and believe that God will guide me through this unknown landscape of my life. Your picture truly evokes a visual prayer of trusting God even when we cannot see...thanks for the daily inspiration!

  2. I'm so glad it spoke to you, too, Kimberly! Every time I see this picture, it moves me in the very depths of my heart and spirit. I find I am continually speaking to myself as I write my posts, and I am thrilled that you are being blessed as well. So glad to hear from you...


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