As a result of a car accident when I was in my 20’s, I have no ankles and my feet are fused in a position which requires me to wear shoes with a 1-1/2″ heel. These fusions render me unable to walk up inclines of any kind but, most especially, steep inclines. On this day, I was traveling with my brother, sister-in-law, nephew and his wife and we stopped here so they could check out the glacier. Unfortunately, there was not a tour bus equipped with tracks leaving for the glacier for a couple of hours and the tour was about 2 hours long. As we wanted to eat supper in Jasper that night and it was mid-afternoon by time we arrived here, the closest I could get to the glacier was in the parking lot. The parking lot was about a mile or so away from the icefields and the path had steep inclines.
While the rest of the group was hiking to the icefields and seeing it up close, I sat in the car telling God how disappointed I was in not being able to see the glacier upclose and personal. Normally, it doesn’t effect me when I can’t access an attraction; however, this was rare and was something I knew I probably would never have the opportunity to see again. It was not bringing me any comfort at all telling Jesus. It was only making me feel worse.
When my family returned, I asked them to take me to the parking lot by the restaurant on the far side of the highway. At least I could take pictures of it, I thought. The camera I used for pictures on this trip was a little Canon PowerShot A60. I used the strongest zoom possible on the camera, shot a couple of pictures, and left.
It was not until the next day, when I downloaded my pictures from the previous day that I saw with my own two eyes how God heard my prayer and was trying as the Psalmist says in Psalms 20 to “give me the desires of (my) heart and make all (my) plans succeed”. Usually, when you zoom as high as you can, it causes great distortion or fussiness; this picture had none of that. God, in His infinite love for me, enabled me to experience this glacier in a way far better than walking on it or getting close to it. He let me see it through His loving eyes.
If anyone has experienced God’s love for you in a similar manner, I would love to hear about it. Use the “comments” area to tell me your experience..
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