I am at the Steens Mts in SE Oregon archery hunting for deer and elk with my son Sam and his family. We drove about 7 hours yesterday to get here and then we took several hours to get our camp set up. Today was the opening day of hunting, but I didn’t have time yesterday to get everything unpacked and organized that I needed to hunt, so I slept in until 8:00 am. I climbed into my one-person tent and crawled into my sleeping bag at 9:00 pm last night and slept 10 hours straight only waking up once. We are camped at 8,000 feet elevation and for some reason I sleep super good here. I am now sitting in my pickup, having driven about a mile from the camp where I have a little bit of cell service to read my emails, write this blog and send it, read the news (ugh), do my Bible reading and Scripture memory online, and call Patty.
The Steens Mts are one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to, with huge canyons and gorges, quaking aspen groves, and lakes and streams full of trout.
Every year when I come here I am reminded of Romans 1:18-20, “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.”
I clearly see God’s invisible attributes, His eternal power, and His divine naure when I am up here. It amazes me that people can actually believe that all of this came into existence without any intelligent designer and creator, just by chance.
But it is easier to ignore God, make up your own rules, and do what you want when God, if there is one, is an uninterested bystander. The world today is a result of people making the rules instead of God. I wonder how much longer it can go on like this.