As a Christian who lives in Wyoming, I walk the winding trails of the untamed west with my Creator and transfer the beauty and peace that surrounds me into pictures and story.
I dare all to not merely walk, but leap into God's country. To learn The Beginning and End, find your place in it, and search His Majestic Creation, and discover how the Wild meets the Forgiven.
For whatsoever things were
written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and
comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
The Bible is an intricate
book of history. The Old Testament is a wondrous storybook laden with
adventure, horror, tragedy, and incredible joy. We read as God reaches down and
touches one after another to lead His people to safety and cry as time after
time, His people stray away. We gasp as the warnings come and watch as
the prophecies unfold as if locked in a spellbounding suspense novel. The
beautiful promise of a sunrise or His deliverance comes to light, a smile breaks
forth on our faces and we turn the page to another adventure. Such is the Old
The New Testament is very
similar with one exception. It is a book of history as well and laden with all
the characteristics of the one preceding it. In fact, this wonderful testament
is identical in theme except it has a remarkable new character in it, Jesus
Christ, God's One and Only Son. He fulfilled the prophecy of the Old Testament
and this series of books is His story.
Just as God taught the
Jews how to live according to His way in the Old Testament, He teaches us how to
live now through Scripture. Yes, Jesus has become the living sacrifice and we
are no longer bound to the old covenant but we still have certain morals and a
certain Christian character to uphold. The Holy Bible teaches us what we need
to know to achieve this goal. We can learn so much through the Bible and take
comfort in His presence for He is there with us when we leaf through the
When you read your Bible
today, what do you think? Are you reading a history book? Are you reading
a moral lesson? Pray about it. Have patience. The Lord may just be trying to
teach you something. Who knows, you may not even know about it until much
further down the road. Have hope! Either way, the Word is an