By John D. Pierce

Yesterday’s drive across Glacier National Park from east to west on the Going-to-the-Sun Road offered breath-taking views. The abundant wildflowers and wildlife along Logan Pass soothed the soul.

We shared Psalm 95:3-4, which affirms:  For the Lord is the great God, the great King above all gods. In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him.

Our word for the day was “scale.” These massive mountains and deep valley along with Montana’s truly big sky make us feel small. Their age reminds us that lives are but a brief slice of history.

The Psalmist added (vs.6-7): Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care.

This perspective of scale, that reveals how small and brief are our lives, does not bring insignificance. It reassures us that we share the same “Maker” under whose care we live and have meaning.

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