A Primitive Path at Tent Rock National Park

Rejoice & Pray

We visited Tent Rock National Park in New Mexico. I was easy to see how the park had gotten its name.   A rocky trail weaves through   narrow canyons and continues upward to the peak of the rock formations.

A sign at the beginning of the trail was accurate—as we found out.

Tent Rock National Park

We climbed, slipping occasionally. Sometimes large rocks lay across the path. The Christian life has similarities. We encounter troubles and challenges. But we also have a good shepherd.

Psalm 23 reminds us that Jesus is with us, guiding us.

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
He restores my soul.
He leads me in the path of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

Valery of the shadow of death
I will fear no evil, for you are with me;
Your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

Tent Rock National Park

When Jesus is our Savior we have access to the Lord in prayer.

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice.   Let your     reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and    supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.           Philippians 4: 4-7

Linking with Weekend WhispersWord of God SpeakFaith Filled Friday, SusanBMead,  Grace & TruthThought Provoking Thursday,  A Little R & R,  Seasons and Sue’s Wordless Wednesday

Carol is a follower of Jesus and a wife, mom & grandma. She worked for many years as a childbirth nurse and prenatal educator. She recently retired from clinical work. She has written articles for nursing journals and devotionals. Her novel, Aliisa's Letter, was published in 2010 and she is currently working on another project.

13 Comments on “A Primitive Path at Tent Rock National Park

  1. Loved your stunning photos. Isn’t it a joy to bring God’s word and photography/life experience together. That’s one of my favorite things about blogging. Linking with you at Weekend Whispers.

  2. Wow Carol …what beautiful pictures to celebrate my favorite passage in the bible! It was portions of that passage that helped comfort me lying in the hospital recovering from a massive stroke. Thank you for sharing your trip with us as you remind us of this beautiful passage from God’s word. Glad to visit you today via G&T. Have a wonderful weekend and may God bless you and yours!

    1. Horace, Thank-you for visiting and sharing your testimony. We have a wonderful Lord and Savior! Have a blessed weekend.

  3. This post with the photos so amplifies the passage of scripture you shared here. The photos are stunning and provoke thought along with your words. Thanks much for this! Happy to be your neighbor at Thought-Provoking Thursday’s Linkup.

  4. Beautiful photos! I’m so glad we have Jesus as our guide on the rocky paths of life. Blessings to you! I’m visiting from #ThoughtProvokingThursday.

  5. I’ve never been to this park but it looks like an amazing place. That last shot was just so pretty. – I enjoyed your thoughts and scriptures too.

  6. Oh beautiful, so white – and all white! Have seen partly white mountains in Colorado and Utah, but never all-white!
    Ps. 23 is one of my favorites – we had it sung on our wedding:)

    Many thanks for linking up this beautiful view for Seasons! Hope to “see” you back next week (remember it’s beyond landscapes – any experience during your season is great!)

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