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Shifting Sands and Solid Rock

Have you ever been to a place that was so gorgeous that you just stood with your mouth wide open? Yeah, me too. 

You just can’t help it.  You see the opulence, the colors, the spectacular vista…it is all too much.  Standing there with your jaw on the ground is all you can do.  

One of the places that fits this category for me is Snow Canyon, Utah.  I was there in late April.  It was snowing of course, but it was jut the “baby’ snow, nothing big.  

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Mists were swirling through the air.  I just kept saying, “Oh my gosh look at that!” and pointing and elbowing my friend.  You would have thought I had never seen something like that before – I hadn’t, not really.

What makes this canyon so special is not the myriad of movies that have been filmed here, nor the people who have inhabited this area for thousands of years but it is the fact that these rocks are actually petrified sand dunes. 

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This is truly the handiwork of God. 

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This area has a long dormant volcano, obsidian (lava rocks) abound here, the red rocks are frozen in time. They are no longer shifting sands, but solid rock. 

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Even the shifting sands become a firm foundation when we give Jesus control.

The next time you sing: “On Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand…” think of these sand dunes that were petrified and became solid rock.  

Thank you Jesus for your beauty and for providing a
safe place for us to stand in this ever-changing world!

And, “YOU, LORD, IN THE BEGINNING LAID THE FOUNDATION OF THE EARTH, AND THE HEAVENS ARE THE WORKS OF YOUR HANDS; Hebrews 1:10

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