TGIF Replay: 2014
To me and countless others who have seen it over the years, Crater Lake is the most beautiful place on earth.
For those unaware, it is a volcano that blew up, collapsed into itself and slowly filled with the clearest water on earth.
Now it’s the deepest lake in North America, seventh deepest in the world.
It is a wonder of the world, breathtaking in its unspeakable beauty.
What it really is…is a scar.
A scar of God.
Before the cataclysmic explosion it was “just” another mountain in the Cascade range, a home for myriad animals and Native Americans.
The eruption was powerful, terrible, awesome.
The mountain was destroyed along with all the surrounding area.
There was nothing beautiful left.
If you had lived here and managed to survive the blast, you would have had to move on…the life you had known before was no longer.
It was all over…but it wasn’t.
Over time, the land healed…and what God created in the devastation was far greater than what had been before.
It took a very long time, a very long time indeed.
Now, people come from all over the world to see the scar of God.
Some of us find healing in it.
The transformation has triumphed over the devastation.
It always will.
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