Yolanda and I went to Rocky Mountain National Park this past weekend to enjoy some of the last days before it gets too cold and the snow starts to move into Estes Park.We had a great time exploring a few drives around Estes and inside the park. We have lived in the Denver area for over 15 years and have never seen such beauty from canyons to waterfalls to animals and just the sheer majesty all around us.
We were on one of our hikes the last day there and were passed by a couple of families with some blessed talkative kids. Now, working in ministry for over twenty years you get to hear all kinds of fun stuff about parents that you would never know unless you asked a kid.
The first family had a dad that was walking a bit further than the rest of the family with a nervous/anxious look on his face and a mom with two kids behind him on the trail. Yolanda and I overhead one of the kid’s say, “Mom, dad sure is getting nervous.” The mom replied, “Honey, we know that life is about the journey and not just the destination.” Yolanda and I passed the entire family and then started to chuckle about the family dynamic that was playing out before our eyes and then confirmed in the mouth of that kid.
The second family we passed had a mom further ahead and a dad with his son a few steps behind. We overheard that kid say, “Dad, I sure don't want to sit with mommy in the car again.” Yolanda and I again began to chuckle and said to each other that this was a very interesting hike with kids sharing some interesting truths about their families! Haha
The point I am making is that many times in life we get so wrapped up in what we are trying to DO that we just forget to BE. The mom and dad from each of those families were creating memories for their kids, the problem was that they were the WRONG kind of memories. They were more nervous about the process of hiking with the family than just slowing down and enjoying the journey.
Today, don't get caught up in the speed that life wants to propel you. Our vision statement for Rocky Mountain CTN is “Enjoy Life. Consider Eternity.” Take some time to enjoy your life today! We obviously need to filter everything through our eternal existence with Jesus and our decisions we make on this earth, but Jesus wants us to enjoy the earth he created for us and just relax and take our life one day at a time.
Have a great week and we are praying for each of you!
Rocky Mountain CTN Staff
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