Saturday 1 October 2011

As I looked out at beautiful Edinburgh...

Change is part of life and as some things in my life have been moving out of their comfortable positions lately, this truth hits me straight in the face again. I arrived in Edinburgh on Tuesday morning to the smile of my good friend Avril who goes to university there. One of the things we decided to do was climb Arthur's Seat. Arthur's Seat is the main peak of a group of hills that are an extinct volcano, which rise above the city to a height of 823 ft. The climb was tiring and at various points my legs were yelling 'you've seen enough!' but as I looked out at beautiful Edinburgh I knew I wanted to reach the top to see the city in all it's glory. I pondered as I climbed that sometimes God places experiences in our lives that can be tiring and all up hill but all of that 'climbing' is worth it when God reveals through it a different perspective and blesses us in ways we can never imagine. When I got to the! The view was magnificent. All the different buildings that I saw close up, I saw how they looked in the grand scheme of things. Then God gently reminded me of the Louis Giglio talk 'Indescribable' where he shares facts about God's amazing universe and how small we really are, and I thought of how small I really am standing on this huge extinct volcano that seems so big to me: a tiny speck in the grand scheme of things but God still loves me more than I can ever imagine. So as I was overcome by these thoughts that were brought on by the fantastic view of Edinburgh city, my unsettled heart finally settled with the acknowledgement that God is so big and therefore how could I not trust Him? I can definitely trust that He's got me.


  1. Beautifully written! Trust in Him :)

    (Have you thought about posting your pictures larger? They look good but are a tad difficult to see.)

  2. Thankyou! :) Took your advice and made them larger ;)