It was an amazing hike, with gorgeous views of Sedona's red rock landscape all the way. Upon reaching the top of Doe Mesa, a 400-foot incline, the view in every direction was breathtaking. And there was an amazing view in the sky, as well. (See my 10/22/13 and 10/12/14 posts for the added joy behind the second photo.)
My son Zach and I took our time exploring the truly awesome views near the edge, enjoying the prickly pear cactus, yucca and agave, and the colorful lizards. We had great conversation all the way up, but the experience at the top inspired us to ponder our Creator and Eternity.
In the morning, I had read Hebrews 6:19, which says, "We have this hope as an anchor for our souls, firm and secure."
Thank you, God, for a precious reminder of that gift.