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"A Visit to Yellowstone" - - by Rev. Weldon Bares

Here is a good trivia question. What president signed into law the establishment of Yellowstone National Park? The answer is President Grant in 1872. Yellowstone was the first national park in our country. I visited there recently on a group trip. We were all amazed at the scenery and the wildlife. We saw moose, elk, deer, eagles, and five grizzly bears. The park encompasses over 3,000 square miles.

One of the highlights of our visit was seeing Old Faithful. It was late in the evening. We were tired and cold, but it sure was worth it.

An early explorer wrote in 1871, “It spouted at regular intervals nine times during our stay, the columns of boiling water being thrown from 90 to 120 feet at each discharge, which lasted from 15 to 20 minutes. We gave it the name of ‘Old Faithful.’”

In my journey of faith and my walk with God, I want to be like Old Faithful. I pray that I will be dependable and consistent. I have a long way to go, for sure. But it’s important to take steps of faith in that direction.

Scripture encourages us with these words: “Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you life as your victor’s crown.” (Revelation 2:10)

An amazing geyser reminded me of God’s call upon our lives for constancy . . . for being steadfast. May God help us to be faithful!

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