After hiking and canyoneering for 3 hours I needed a boost of energy. I pulled my very first ever Clif Bar from my bag and enjoyed every last morsel of it! I highly recommend this snack for your hikes or any mid-day snack! Couldn’t resist taking a shot of this Clif with a cliff!
The life I have today isn’t as I thought it would be. It’s not the way I expected it turn out. It wasn’t the steady climb to the top of some proverbial hill, where the slope was gentle and steady. It became a series of tall beautiful mountains with even more deep, dark valleys. There have been moments of clarity checked with terrifying spells of blindness - times when the storm seemed so violent that the promise of being found and rescued seemed like some cruel form of deception. Hope for a deliverance that would never come. Then there’s this thing that changes all that. This overwhelming, never-ending thing that I don’t deserve but am somehow given nonetheless: the reckless love of God. Luke 15:4 talks about Jesus having a flock of 100 sheep and losing one of them. ONE. If we had $100 and lost $1 we wouldn’t give it a second thought. But here He is in the bible losing a mere ONE and leaving the 99 to go find it. There’s no shadow he won’t light up in an effort to find it, no valley too deep to pull it out of, no wall too strong to kick down and certainly no lie we’re told that He can’t tear apart. There have been countless times where I felt like my worth is defined by others, by lies I believed, by things in my past outside of my control, by all the noise. Maybe some of you can identify or maybe you’ll read this and click that unfollow button. Our lives are NOT defined by any of that. My worth is defined by the price paid for me 2000 years ago. When that one sheep was found and all could rejoice. #ontuesdayswespeaktruth#thisweekatchurch