Pictured hear is the scene of the beginning of a pretty unnerving Father’s Day experience. It made me realize just how dependent on God we really all are, and how he watches over us when we are separated from one another. Bruce and I were away for our 30 year Anniversary weekend up toward New York State. We had been hiking at a different Park each Day, and this day we were Hiking at World’s End State Park in Northern PA. We were on a very Rocky trail, and I couldn’t go on. It had rained torrentially the night before, so the path felt slippery and treacherous. I told Bruce I had to turn back, I just didn’t feel up to this particular hike. I asked if he wanted to come back with me. He said he would go on just a little further, and then meet me at the car. We parted ways and I made it back to the car in 10 minutes. A half hour went by, then an hour. Finally after an hour and a half. I was starting to freak out a little inside. I had no cell phone, but Bruce had his. I headed for the Ranger Station and just as I was pulling out on to the road there, a Ranger stopped me and said, “are you Bruce’s wife?” I said “Yes, is he okay?” He said, “Yes, but he is lost in the backwoods and he called us and 911 to get help. Long story short, they triangulated his position using the cell phone call to 911 and two Rangers hiked in and walked him out. It was a 4 hour ordeal, but it was really scary. We came back to the hotel and slept, then I looked up my usual “Verse of the Day,” from Bible Gateway.It was from Psalm 91. Please read below. Our God is amazingly with us, just amazingly with us.
Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress,
My God, in whom I trust!”
3 For it is He who delivers you from the snare of the trapper
And from the deadly pestilence.
4 He will cover you with His pinions,
And under His wings you may seek refuge;
His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark.
Or of the arrow that flies by day;
6 Of the pestilence that stalks in darkness,
Or of the destruction that lays waste at noon.
7 A thousand may fall at your side
And ten thousand at your right hand,
But it shall not approach you.
8 You will only look on with your eyes
And see the recompense of the wicked.
9 For you have made the Lord, my refuge,
Even the Most High, your dwelling place.
10 No evil will befall you,
Nor will any plague come near your tent.
To guard you in all your ways.
12 They will bear you up in their hands,
That you do not strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread upon the lion and cobra,
The young lion and the serpent you will trample down.
I will set him securely on high, because he has known My name.
15 “He will call upon Me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble;
I will rescue him and honor him.
16 “With a long life I will satisfy him
And let him see My salvation.”