Bucket List Blind Faith

The Canyon Ministries guide asked our group a good question. “Who would like to close their eyes and be guided to the Grand Canyon railing?”  It was the first visit to the Grand Canyon for my friend Contessa and me. Seven of us from our group  raised our hands.

We formed a single-file line behind the guide and closed our eyes. I placed my hand on the guide’s left shoulder. Contessa stood behind me and placed her hand on my left shoulder. Five others stood behind her. Our guide gently talked to us step-by-step. He led us each to the railing safely. My heart was pounding.

When I opened opened my eyes, no words can describe the grandeur we witnessed. God’s majesty took my breath away. I was speechless. I had never seen anything more massive than the Grand Canyon.

Isn’t it just like our God, the Ultimate Guide, to gently lead us in blind faith to beautiful places, places better than we can fathom?

“We walk by faith, not by sight.” -2 Corinthians 5:7.

Canyon Ministries is the only faith-based, biblical, Creationist perspective tour company at the Grand Canyon. It was an added bonus to hear our Guide explain the Creation scientist Truth of how the biblical Great Flood formed the Grand Canyon.  We asked a million questions, and he could answer them all.

Our guide took us to different overlooks on the South Rim as he explained more of a biblical perspective of the age of the earth (6000 years old) and how the Grand Canyon came to be.

We finished our tour at the South Rim WatchTower to experience the sun setting over the Grand Canyon. He read Psalm 104 as the sun set along the horizon. It was glorious!

“Praise the Lord, O my soul. O Lord my God, you are very great; you are clothed with splendor and majesty…He set the earth on its foundations; it can never be moved. You covered it with the deep as with a garment; the waters stood above the mountains. But at your rebuke the waters fled, at the sound of your thunder they took to flight; they flowed over the mountains, they went down into the valleys, to the place you assigned for them.” –Psalm 104:1, 5-8.

I was jumping for joy to finally see the Grand Canyon. Bucket List = Check! 🙂

Reflect:

–How do you believe the Grand Canyon was formed?

–What do most sources tell you of how old the Grand Canyon is?

–How does this biblical Truth influence our faith journey?

–Have you had a friend or stranger question if the Bible is accurate and True? How did you handle it?

Renew:

–“The waters rose and increased greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the surface of the water. They rose greatly on the earth, and all the high mountains under the entire heavens were covered. The waters rose and covered the mountains to a dept of more than twenty feet…But God remembered Noah and all the wild animals and the livestock that were with him in the ark, and he sent a wind over the earth, and the waters receded.” –Genesis 7:18:-20, 8:1

Recharge:

–Who will share your faith with this week?

Resource:

http://www.answersingenesis.org

http://www.canyonministries.org

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