I remember hiking in Montana as I have many other places, just like it was yesterday. But what came to mind was a trail that led along Avalanche Creek that tumbles down and leads to Avalanche Lake. As I hiked along and took pictures I was not only mesmerized by the beauty, but I was taken in awe of the rocks along the creek. Coming off the waterfall and down through the creek, the rocks were smooth and carved away by the glacier water as it made its way downstream. Many times I have seen areas like this in other places, not to mention the Grand Canyon that was carved away many years ago. I have also seen boulders that are the size of a pickup truck that are moved along a creek or river by floodwaters, it gently reminds me of the true power of water.
I think about how something so beautiful can carve rocks like we would carve butter with a knife. How something so beautiful can be so deadly and damaging to things around it and in its path.
The power of water and nature is really an incredible thing to witness. It amazes me that something so magnificent and beautiful can change things so dramatically in an instant and how it can change things completely over time.
Point to Ponder:
We as humans can be just like the power of water. With all the love in our hearts and the beauty in our soul, we can carve away at people and things and be so damaging. Sometimes our words and actions can carve away the pain and leave something beautiful behind. Then at times, we can leave a trail of destruction and grief. We should always think about our actions and words and the power that they can have over another.