Saturday, May 06, 2017

Hiking above the Tree Line – v3

Granite exposed below me, beneath me,
the vista as far as the eye could see
the lake a mirror, placid,
glistening in the midday sun
a treasure revealed at the summit
for those who make the hike

My hiking, the climbing
through the tree line
up the narrow path
rewarded with the beauty
of the scene from the mountain top
a treasure of this day, of my life

Sitting, my eyes closed,
drinking in the sun, the peace,
a prayer to my Creator
thanking God for this moment
aware of this means of grace
extravagantly poured out on me

edited May 6, 2017
Hiking above the Tree Line – v3

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edited June 28, 2014
Hiking above the Tree Line – v2
February 10, 2010
Hiking above the Tree Line
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