The River


“I stood like one bewitched.  I drank it in, in a speechless rapture.”

Mark Twain

My girls and I had a bit of time before a class at our city’s wonderful children’s museum last week, so we decided to pack some goodies and enjoy our morning breakfast by the river.  It was a perfectly beautiful, still day and with the sun rising over the river, we could not have asked for a better way to spend those first few minutes of our day.

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Although the area of the river on which we stood is very much urban, we couldn’t help but be filled with a sense of the power this river, this natural entity before us.  Despite all of human being’s efforts to control the area surrounding this river, it continues rushing through, commanding control.  It left us with a feeling of such awe deep within the pits of our stomachs as we stood there watching the currents run beneath our feet.  Mother Nature and her wonders are truly at play here.  And so we stood, anchored to our spot, looking out over God’s great wonder: the river.

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