fun going to the sun

I had a very fun time yesterday biking in glacier park. After a day of studying and meetings, I dragged one of the guys on pastoral staff (I tried to make them all come) up to the park to bicycle going to the sun road. I had heard from several people how you can pedal the road before it is opened to cars and is an amazing ride. It was breathtaking. We rode from 7pm to 9pm and had a half hour of sunlight to spare at the end. You could see where avalanches had snapped trees down like they were toothpicks (made me think of Psalm 29:4-5 The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is majestic. The voice of the Lord splits the mighty cedars) and there was definitely some hazards in the road but it was one of the coolest rides I have ever been on. I did have a close encounter with a mountain goat at a spot where there was no guard rail between me and a cliff and at one point a deer ran beside me for at least a hundred yards before finally giving up. I guess it realized that resistance was futile, it was only a matter of time before I won. Jk. The view was drastically different than from a car, you appreciate just about every tree chugging slowly up hill. I couldn’t help but call to mind Romans 1:20 For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God. I love reading books by authors that I know, and as I rode I smiled thinking how proud I am to be a friend of God. Then I realized, I better start paying attention to the road, I was flying down a hill at the moment. Here are a few mobile pictures that I can assure you don’t do the the view justice.