35 years ago on May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helen’s in Washington State erupted repeatedly, sending turbulent slurries of fiery hot ash moving at hurricane speeds to the north. As the gas escaped, the particles fell and sorted into courser and finer particles. Such eruptions, called pyroclastic flows are extremely dangerous.
The middles section in the photo shows the layering that resulted. In just three hours, 25 feet of organized material was laid down over the May 18th deposit (at least 200 layers). These layers resemble the Tapeats Sandstone layers at the Grand Canyon (above right) which, by scientific evolutionary estimates, took millions of years to form. The monumentally epic eruption of Mount St. Helen’s in 1980 has been said to seriously challenge that time frame.
So why couldn’t an all-powerful God be able to do this, and defy our attempts to categorize Him in a box. Is there anything that would be to hard for Him?
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” declares the LORD. ~Isaiah 55:8
“To be this old and have our life and her’s just begin.”
I was 40 years old when my only child (a daughter) was born and I now see things with a whole different set of eyes and a different perspective. The joy my daughter gets from wanting to paint and draw with me melts my heart. The world has become new again and all is magical!
She sees the wonder and the magic that adults tend to dismiss. She is now eight years old and continues to teach me something everyday with her joy and belief in the impossible. I try my best to recapture it in my daily life, but somehow it often seems just out of reach.
My daughter has re-energized me to try to live a simpler life of no limits, no what ifs and no buts, learning to ask why. The magic is there if we only open our eyes to it and see beyond the curtain and those limits we impose on ourselves. The simple joy of a child, caught in the moment and truly being only in the moment and nothing else!
I thank God for her and her momma everyday!