Monday, June 05, 2006

Verse of the Day

"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.

11 comments:

annalu alulu said...
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annalu alulu said...

very cool. i love when god gives us scripture like that (like, beyond our knowledge scripture), and i love the mountains (i love the rolling hills. i love the fountains....boomdeeyada, sorry). i love the mountains.


maybe that falling off the horse thing had something to do with your head falling asleep. (just wanted to bring it up, really)

annalu alulu said...

God got game.

I think you should start titling your posts based on subject matter, or something, for the sake of the archives (come on, librarian).

i love it that you have a blog.

Jenn Hacker said...

Wowza!

Tooz said...

Gee--thought I did a post responding to Ann's comment on the horse thing and Everett's head. Turns out Everett's daddy ALSO has a head that goes to sleep. Love you all.

Jenn Hacker said...

But when David's head goes to sleep, doesn't the rest of him soon follow (in front of the TV, during 11 a.m. service...)? I couldn't resist, tee hee hee.

Love you all!

Tooz said...

Usually all of David goes to sleep at the same time. However, there are apparently times when just his scalp goes to sleep. Interesting, huh? Here's something else I never thought about as a kid--a person can really have a fat head! And I don't mean in the idiomatic sense, I mean just a fat scalp! Wonder how you lose weight on your scalp.

Jenn Hacker said...

liposuction?

annalu alulu said...

i've seen people with fat heads before. especially men, and the back of their heads look like stacks of hotdogs. gross.

everett, why don't you just call your whole blog verse of the day?

actually, why don't you call the entries entries "verse of yesterday?"

Everett said...

Oddly enough, I do post other things besides a verse of the day. As far as titling posts, right now my blog is pretty bare bones. I've just taken an out-of-the-box blogger template and haven't done any customization. You may have noticed the lack of links, for instance. I want to jazz it up some and maybe make it a bit more archivable by adding some tagging but I'm not there yet. It's just pretty much what the title says it is.

Everett said...

Strenuous head nodding.