A Most Beautiful Labyrinth for the Eyes

13 Aug

So yesterday I went to the Grand Canyon with two friends of mine. Now, I’ve lived in Arizona for 15+ years, and I have never been to see it. I know, I know, crazy right? Well, yesterday I finally got to see it. Luckily my friend drove both ways, so I had 8+ hours of crocheting. I took a blanket with me that I just started a few days ago and was able to make some good progress on it.
We got to the park at about 11 AM, and just enjoyed the view for awhile. Seeing the Grand Canyon for the first time was unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. You can’t really describe it, you have to just see it. The vastness and depth keeps your eyes searching in every direction to find the end, yet it spreads as far as you can see. Layer upon layer of rocks and red and trees and peaks, and it looks like a bunch of little canyons are all placed into one big canyon. It’s a most beautiful labyrinth for the eyes.

“How deep the Father’s love for us,
how vast beyond all measure,
that He should send His only Son

to make a wretch His treasure…”

We then decided it would be fun to hike part of Kaibab Trail, so we set off. It was fine going down, but as a sign at the beginning of the trail said: what goes down, must come up. We stopped for lunch at a place called Cedar Ridge Point, then headed back up. It was brutal, but I made it in one piece, which was a great accomplishment for someone as clumsy as myself. I don’t know why my friends are always telling me not to fall anytime I do stuff like this…
Anyway, after we got done hiking we spent some time at a really beautiful place called Yaki Point that had a breathtaking view of the canyon. The colors just seemed more vibrant and the trees more visible, and we all three said that it was our favorite spot of the day.

“How lovely is Your dwelling place, O Lord My Father,
that my soul longs and even faints for You!
For here my heart is satisfied within Your presence;

I sit beneath the shelter of Your wings.
Better is one day in Your courts, better is one day in Your housethan thousands elsewhere…”
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One Response to “A Most Beautiful Labyrinth for the Eyes”

  1. CreativeChretin 13 August 2009 at 8:03 PM #

    I've lived here all my life and i saw the grand canyon when i was ten…13 years ago! I need to go back. Jason never been. Hey, i just wanted to tell you that not long ago we had a conversation in a parking lot that led to a church meeting and now look at you! I'm really happy that you have found a "home". 🙂

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