arches national park, Utah

Delicate Arch. If Arches National Park isn’t on your list of places to see before you die, I highly recommend it be added!

Whenever I would see pictures of this place it always invoked a desire to see it for myself. It’s places like Arches National Park that make us believers in God. Scientific theories of how our world came about just don’t cut it anymore. If you’ve never taken the time to travel, do yourself a favor, go and see the world first hand, there’s nothing like it! Seeing the world first hand will give a better, clearer perspective of why we are here and a better understanding of how it all got here. Stop believing the explanations of someone else and see it for yourself, then make up your own mind. ( 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, Romans 1:20)

22 It is He who sits above the circle of the earth, And its inhabitants are like grasshoppers, Who stretches out the heavens like a curtain, And spreads them out like a tent to dwell in. Isaiah 40:22
25 Of old You laid the foundation of the earth, And the heavens are the work of Your hands. Psalms 102:25
3 For the LORD is the great God, And the great King above all gods. 4 In His hand are the deep places of the earth; The heights of the hills are His also. 5 The sea is His, for He made it; And His hands formed the dry land. Psalms 95:3-5
We finally made it to Arches! One more place we can mark off our bucket list!
4 Who has ascended into heaven, or descended? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has bound the waters in a garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name, and what is His Son’s name, If you know? Proverbs 30:4
With every storm that passes over head, there’s always a silver lining. We just have to look for it. (16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)
1 O God, You are my God; Early will I seek You; My soul thirsts for You; My flesh longs for You In a dry and thirsty land Where there is no water. Psalms 63:1
The entrance into the Sand Dune Arch.
Deep sand made it very difficult to walk.
Sand Dune Arch. This arch was originally buried in sand in just a few years the wind removed the sand revealing the arch.
Balance Rock.
Pharaoh Rock.
MaryAnn at Windows Arch.
Part of Windows Arch. There are over two thousand cataloged arches here in the park, some require a difficult and long hike to get to them, I’m just showing some of the ones right off the main road into the park.
The underground salt bed and the power of the wind made these rock formations.7 Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; Sing praises on the harp to our God,… Psalms 147:7 15 He sends out His command to the earth; His word runs very swiftly. 16 He gives snow like wool; He scatters the frost like ashes; 17 He casts out His hail like morsels; Who can stand before His cold? 18 He sends out His word and melts them; He causes His wind to blow, and the waters flow. Psalms 147:15-18
Sand Dune Arch walkway. A little public display of affection at Sand Dune Arch. MaryAnn & I have been married 39 years with two children and two grandchildren.
Some of the surrounding landscape in the park.
Part of Windows Arch.
No storm or darkness is strong enough to hold back the light! (3 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. 4 And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness. Genesis 1:3-4)
​1 The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork. 2 Day unto day utters speech, And night unto night reveals knowledge. 3 There is no speech nor language Where their voice is not heard. 4 Their line has gone out through all the earth, And their words to the end of the world. Psalms 19:1-4
7 “But now ask the beasts, and they will teach you; And the birds of the air, and they will tell you; 8 Or speak to the earth, and it will teach you; And the fish of the sea will explain to you. 9 Who among all these does not know That the hand of the LORD has done this, 10 In whose hand is the life of every living thing, And the breath of all mankind? Job 12:7-10
3 For the LORD is the great God, And the great King above all gods. 4 In His hand are the deep places of the earth; The heights of the hills are His also. 5 The sea is His, for He made it; And His hands formed the dry land. Psalms 95:3-5
Faith opens the door, hope keeps us walking on the path. (“Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.” Psalms 119:105)
Part of Windows Arch.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. Psalms 23:4
18 I will open rivers in desolate heights, And fountains in the midst of the valleys; I will make the wilderness a pool of water, And the dry land springs of water. Isaiah 41:18
3 Strengthen the weak hands, And make firm the feeble knees. 4 Say to those who are fearful-hearted, “Be strong, do not fear! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, With the recompense of God; He will come and save you.” Isaiah 35:3-4
Arches National Park did not disappoint us. It’s a place of true inspiration!
11 The heavens are Yours, the earth also is Yours; The world and all its fullness, You have founded them. Psalms 89:11

Arches is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. People are here hiking in the wilderness all hours of the night. There won’t be any park rangers here in the middle of the night so be careful, if help is needed it won’t come until day light!

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