Tuesday, October 9, 2012

RECAP 1: Grand Canyon Rim-To-Rim Hike (Mile 4: On The Edge)


ON THE EDGE! In this footage we (Doug Garner, Paul Williamson, & Dr Aaron Walp) are about 4 miles into our day-long 25 mile R2R (Rim-to-Rim) hike in the magnificent Grand Canyon. To say the views were breathtaking is an understatement. They often left us speechless. God's amazing creation fills my heart with adoration and praise for His power & majesty.

It was such a blessing for Paul & I to hike with Dr Walp as he explained the many flaws found in evolutionary theories (especially the idea that the Geological Column developed over hundreds of millions of years). Dr Walp explained why a more reasonable cause for the strata layers is a worldwide catastrophe such as the flood recorded in Genesis. He pointed out that, despite it's beauty, the Grand Canyon is actually a picture of God's judgement because it resulted from the flood.

Genesis 6: 5-8: "The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the Lord regretted that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart. So the Lord said, 'I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land, man and animals and creeping things and birds of the heavens, for I am sorry that I have made them.' But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord."

In the canyon we can also see a picture of God's grace as we see life sprouting scatteredly throughout.

Romans 5: 7-9: "For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God."

As I walk through this overwhelmingly beautiful canyon I can't help but reflect on the fact that the Grand Canyon symbolizes that God gave mankind another opportunity to walk with their Creator.

I've been walking with God since 1979 and it's even more majestic than the amazing Grand Canyon.