Hello friends! I am writing to you today from the beautiful mountains of Gunnison, Colorado. As I sit here on the cabin porch, listening to the rushing waters of the East River, I am reminded of a recent revelation I had. I grew up in these mountains, vacationing to Gunnison once a year and taking frequent weekend trips to our nearest mountain parks. From the time I could remember I have always found great peace in the sounds of rivers and streams. The sound of rushing water as it crashes against the rocks and flows along the river bed is a fascinating and soothing sound.
When I was in 7th grade at FCA Camp, I first met Christ alongside a new stream as fresh run off made it’s way down the mountain. We had just finished our small group time and our group leader had us go around the circle and share one of the ways God reveals Himself to you. Our answers consisted mainly of nature: the clouds, the stars, the river. My answer was the sound of rushing water.
Our 7th grade answers revealed our lack of experience with life. At the time I thought these answers were so juvenile, but looking back now I think that as adults we get so busy and caught up with life we tend to overlook these simple yet magnificent revelations. We 7th graders were on to something. We need to slow down and look up once in a while, lest we miss God all together.
After our small group time we were instructed to go away by ourselves and spend time alone with God. I went out on to the deck of our cabin and the familiar sound of rushing waters grabbed my attention. There behind our cabin was a stream that had just begun to makes its way down the mountain as the warm sun beat against the snow after a long, frigid winter. As I marveled at the sight and sound of it, I knew that God had orchestrated it just for me. This is the moment that marked my life forever as I prayed to ask Jesus into my heart to be my personal Lord and Savior.
Recently, more than 15 years after my mountain top experience with The Lord, I discovered something in our study of the book of Revelation. Revelation 1:15 says “his voice was like the sound of rushing waters.” I had read this many times, but the connection just recently occurred to me. His voice is compared to the sound of rushing waters; the sound that brought me peace throughout my childhood, the sound that called out to me as a 7th grader, prompting me to begin a personal and intimate relationship with Him, and this sound that whispers into my soul at this very moment. That sound is the voice of Jesus.
I still get goosebumps every time I think about it. Who knew that one simple question, “How does God reveal Himself to you?” could lead to such life changing steps. So I ask you, my friends, how is God revealing Himself to you? I would love to hear from you. Please comment below and share your revelations with us. Maybe your revelation will help somebody else see the fingerprints of God on their life today. Let’s do this together…slow down…look up…and breath Him in. Where is God today? He’s with you and His fingerprints are all over the place. Let’s make it a point not to miss Him.
My Sweet, Beautiful Lord, thank you for the beauty that surrounds me right now. Thank you Lord for the intricate detail you put into your creation and for your tender care over all of it. Father, today I pray for all of us to slow down and take a look at what you are up to. Reveal yourself to us, Lord. Show us your glory! We love you. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.