Friday, August 1, 2008

To Kintampo Falls!

Kintampo waterfalls was our destination for yesterday. We decided to take the day off and spend some leisure time at this beautiful place nestled in among the low hills. Having set out early we reached the falls after a two and half hour drive. the advantage of getting there early was that we had the whole place to ourselves for well near two hours. The quiet and the serenity of of the place was both refreshing and exhilarating.

We wandered around the area for a while until we got to the main falls. Once there some of us ventured in to the waterfalls and braved the force of the water, the rest were quite content to just sit on the rocks and take in the beauty and the awesome power from afar! For all the wonder of God's creation was evident.

In this place it was easy to join the psalmist in prayer ... "O Lord, our Lord, how awesome is your name through all the earth!
You have set your majesty above the heavens! When I see your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and stars that you set in place - What are humans that you are mindful of them, mere mortals that you care for them? Yet you have made them little less than a god, crowned them with glory and honor. You have given them rule over the works of your hands, put all things at their feet: All sheep and oxen, even the beasts of the field, The birds of the air, the fish of the sea, and whatever swims the paths of the seas. O Lord, our Lord, how awesome is your name through all the earth!"

It was not difficult in that place to reflect and rejoice in the transforming power of water, the steadfastness of the rock, the majesty of the trees standing tall, the whispering rush of the wind among the foliage, the plaintive chorus of insects and and birds, and the wonderful interplay between them all creating a place reminiscent of an Earth at peace and in perfect harmony.

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