Hope of the Farthest Seas

AA38836D-A492-42D1-A1C4-BA5BE08F31E7Way up north, in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, is one of the prettiest places you’ll ever see. It feels like you’re at the end of the earth. You can drive for miles and miles and not see a single solitary sign of civilization. You may not even pass another car. It’s another world up there- one where sandy beaches, dramatic cliffs, rolling green hills, and rocky precipices share the shoreline of massive, mysterious Lake Superior.

We got to visit in early fall 2017, and it is full of the glory of God. One of the most amazing places along this distant inland sea is Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

Pictured Rocks is known for its dramatic, colorful, sandstone cliffs that rise straight up out of Lake Superior. Mineral seepage in the cliffs creates the colors, which often appear like pictures on the cliffs. It is as if God took a paint brush to these stunning cliffs.

“You answer us with awesome and righteous deeds, God our Savior, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas.” Psalm 65:5.

Here at the ends of the earth, where the land drops straight into the water, there is hope – and that hope is God our Savior. Sometimes in life, it seems we come to the ends of the earth- the end of our rope. When we are at that place, we need to remember there’s hope.

When I see His wonders, I am reminded that I have a mighty God who loves me and who is my hope, even at the end of the earth – even when it feels like my world is falling apart. And I can do nothing but praise Him.

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