Monday, September 3, 2007

San Diego, Day 3, A Glimpse of God's Glory

Today we had the privilege of catching a glimpse of God's glory through His creation. Of course, we can all see this any day by taking time to look heavenward. However, today we twice experienced tremendous beauty in God's creation that made us ponder just how wonderful and majestic He is.

First, we visited the San Diego Zoo, which happens to be one of the best zoos in the world. To make it even better, we were treated to a VIP tour, which was led by our own zoo education specialist. We were even driven around in an extended-length golf cart (this was a very good thing because Bobby's stamina is still not close to 100%). The best part for the kids was probably getting the chance to hand feed a giraffe, a rhino, and a camel. For me, the amazing thing was seeing up close the massive diversity and beauty of the animals that the Lord has created. From Flamingo to Polar Bear, from Panda to Koala, God's splendor was evident.

After supper, we drove out to Coronado Beach, which looks out over the Pacific Ocean and Point Loma. The kids loved getting to splash around in the surf while we stuffy parents watched from the shallows. By the time we left, Bobby was caked in sand. I, meanwhile, was paying a lot of attention to the gorgeous sunset over Point Loma (see especially the last photo here). The sky was absolutely radiant tonight. If I could paint, I would have wanted to whip out my canvas and begin. I suppose that is what God was doing this evening - painting on His canvas (the sky) to give us more evidence of why we should love and cherish Him.


tmagskjohns said...

Beautiful pictures, Eric! Tell Alice I like her hair.

Mary (your sis-in-law)

Eric said...

Thanks Mary. Alice likes it, too.

Matt Knight said...

This has been a great series of posts. I totally agree with you on Sea World. My wife and and her parents went to Sea World in San Antonio earlier this year and had the same impress. Aside from the sickening propoganda in the Shamu Show, it was great. I'm really glad that you and your family were able to have such a great experience. And as a military guy myself, I'm especially proud of what the Navy did for you.

Keep fighting the good fight. I pray that God will bring healing to your son Bobby and increasingly bless you as you minister to those around you wherever you may be.

Eric said...


Thank you for your kind words about these posts, and about our family. The trip really was a blessing because it gave Bobby something to look forward to during his down times.

As far as Sea World goes, I think the entire thing was a good learning experience for the kids. They are old enough that I was able to point out the problems with the evolutionary ideas right after they were broadcast.

The Navy really was great. Meeting the captain of the USS Ronald Reagan may have been the highlight of the entire trip.

Thanks again, Eric