"You are resplendent with light,
more majestic than mountains rich with game." Psalm 76:4 (NIV)
For Interim break, i.e. the week between the end of our January term and the start of the second semester, my junior year at St. Olaf, I went with a group of friends to EJ's parents' ranch in the Shoshone Valley southwest of Cody, Wyoming. The valley has mountains about 8,000 feet high on the east and about 10,000 feet high on the west. It was a great week that involved a lot of hiking and hanging around and also a little falling off a horse and getting knocked out. Because of the mountains on the east there wasn't a proper sunrise in the valley. Instead there was a morning sundown where the light of the rising sun would work its way down the western mountain. I discovered this phenomenon one morning when I got up early to watch the sunrise and read my Bible. As it happens that morning I decided to read a Psalm and Psalm 76 was the one I picked. I don't know why. I don't think I was trying any systematic read through the Bible plan, or even a systematic read through the Psalms plan. I think I opened my Bible to a Psalm and 76 was the one I got. So I'll give God the credit for the choice. Anyway, as I watched the sun bathe the mountain in light I read that God was resplendent with light and more majestic than mountains filled with game. I worshipped.