Thursday, July 24, 2008

Beautiful Winter, But No Snow

This year our Cornerstone reatreat was in the foothills of the Drakensburg mountains, where it reached -8 degrees C. Yikes. It's actually so cold that it can't snow. When we arrived I was actually dissapointed how dead everything was, thinking we should make our retreat next year in Summer when it rains so its nice and green (and so we wouldn't freeze at night!) But looking around I started realizing how beautiful God's creation is in the dead of winter too....

Our camp was right along the river.
Smokey after the fire where they burned all the dry grass to prevent massive fires.

(They are burning the hill, the reflection in the water.)

"Yours is the day, yours also the night; you have established the heavenly lights and the sun.
You have fixed all the boundaries of the earth; you have made summer and winter." Psalm 74:17

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