Merry Christmas Eve everyone! I went to Wrightwood yesterday for the second time ever in my whole life, and it was so beautiful!! I went with my friend Sierra, her sister and fellow-blogger, Danielle, and their cousin Angelina. We took a whole bunch of pictures and tried not to freeze ;). Here’s some of the footage we got. 🙂
|Sierra (the photographer)|
|Angelina & Danielle|
On a side note, posing for photos is awkward! Haha! But we had lots of fun and laughs (and shivers!).
There was this really breathtaking landscape view of the trees sloping down the mountainside, and there was all this mist moving around the treetops and spilling down into this wide ravine. I wish we had taken a picture of it! I’m simply amazed when I think of God’s creation! He is the ultimate mastermind! Genesis 1:1-2 says “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep.” Can you even imagine? Such beauty created out of absolute nothing! How great is our God! He has showered His creation with such stunning beauty all around! It warms my heart to think of it. 🙂
“In your world I have another name… you must learn to know me by that name. This was the very reason why you were brought to Narnia, that knowing me here for a little, you may better know me there.” –Aslan (C. S. Lewis)
I consider C. S. Lewis when he wrote the Chronicles of Narnia. The imagination required to think up a whole other world full of fantasy creatures and adventure and deep magic, all the while holding onto numerous biblical references. How incredible! But I’ll let his words speak for themselves. 🙂
“Suppose we have only dreamed, or made up, all those things – trees and grass and sun and moon and Aslan himself. Suppose we have. Then all I can say is that, in that case, the made-up things seem a good deal more important than the real ones. Suppose this black pit of a kingdom of yours is the only world. Well it strikes me as a pretty poor one. And that’s a funny thing, when you come to think of it: we’re just babies, making up a game, if you’re right. But four babies playing a game can make a ‘play-world’ that licks your real world hollow. That’s why I’m going to stand by the ‘play-world’. I’m on Aslan’s side even if there isn’t any Aslan to lead it. I’m going to live as much like a Narnian as I can even if there isn’t any Narnia. Not that our lives will be very long, as I should think; but that’s a small loss if the world’s as dull a place as you say.”
C. S. Lewis was truly gifted with his words and his imagination and he put his gifts to excellent use.
To think that all of us have some unique gift/talent belonging only to us, and so few of us put it to good use. What will you do with yours?
“Some journeys take us far from home. Some adventures lead us to our destiny.” –C. S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.