Destroying Flood

The summer after high school (1969), I lived and worked in the Colorado mountain resort town of Estes Park. 

I became familiar with the winding mountain road of Big Thompson Canyon by driving up and down to my hometown of Ft. Collins on my days off. 

Seven years later, a flash flood created a 20 ft. wall of water that rushed down Big Thompson carving a completely new terrain. No longer was the canyon road familiar to me.

When I think of that wall of water, I think of God’s power and purity and humanity’s final destiny. Even though I know I’ve been snatched out of that flood and placed on the Rock of safety, many will die. 

It's fitting that Isaiah writes: “How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation…" (52:7,NIV). 

And Paul quotes this verse and asks "how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them?" (Romans 10:14,15, NLT).

Thinking of life's final disaster, let’s pray for opportunities to share Christ with those who have not yet found the Rock of safety.
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  1. Gail, I spent a summer in Estes Park, CO. I led music for the Sunday a.m. worship service at the KOA campground,along with other missions activities. It flooded (1995), but not as much as your record flood that made history.

  2. Always a nice balance between personal experience and God's Word.

  3. nice posting.. thanks for sharing.


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