If you’ve ever been to this majestic range, you recognize it instantly. These mountains are the Tetons, and this picture taken in Grand Teton National Park in northwestern Wyoming shows the Snake River meandering along east of the Tetons. They are way more breathtaking than this picture depicts!
I’ve been to to Grand Teton National Park many times. This morning I suddenly thought of the Tetons as I read from Psalm 78.
That particular Psalm speaks of mortality. Certainly my mortality comes to mind when I think of little old me standing in the campground, trying to soak in the Teton Range or, as I am this morning, sitting in my home office watching the night magically turn to day.
In Psalm 78, God simply loves his sinful creation — we beautiful, fragile, broken people made in his very imagine.
Two verses particularly jumped out…
"Despite his wonders, they refused to trust him." v32
"Many times he held back his anger and did not unleash his fury! For he remembered that they were merely mortal, gone like a breath of wind that never returns." v39
There rarely is a morning that my prayer does not include, "Holy, blessed and glorious Trinity, three persons in one God, be merciful to me a sinner."