Saturday, August 27, 2016

Skewed Visual Perception!

As the mountains of the Glacier National Park came in sight,
my excitement mounted.

Getting nearer the Park,...
Gary laughed at me when I thought these might be wild horses...
Well, they could have been...
After all, this was Montana...

The views were beautiful...

...Until the clouds began rolling in.

From moment to moment the weather changed...

But that wasn't all...
I discovered something about myself.
At times I have skewed visual perception.
I was certain that we were going downhill instead of uphill!

When no one was behind us, my husband put the truck
 in neutral gear to show me
that we would roll backwards.
So odd!!!
It had happened to me before when we visited
Spearfish Canyon in the Black Hills.
On a recent visit  there Gary did the same thing,
and immediately the truck began to roll backwards.
He reasoned with me,
showing me the streams of water
and lovingly pointed out the fact that the creeks don't run uphill!
This made me feel like I was really losing it!
(Click on the highlighted letters to see a post of our visit
to Spearfish Canyon two years ago)

Maybe it had something to do with the way
 the rock formations were beside the road,
whether they were slanted or straight up and down...
...because this looked uphill to me...

...And this was shortly verified by the sign
which denoted the elevation!

The temperature outside had dropped down to 41* F.
With the wind and rain, it felt REALLY CHILLY!

Coming back down the mountain,
we caught a little glimpse of the Jackson Glacier
between cloud bursts of rain.

This wrong perception on my part
of the uphill/downhill thing
made me think about how easy it is for us
to get a wrong perception of Scripture facts as well.
Fortunately, like my husband, God gently shows us
when we have wrong thinking!
He says in Isaiah 1:18:
"Come now, and let us reason together...
Though your sins are as scarlet,
They shall be as white as snow;
Though they are red like crimson,
They shall be as wool."

And in Luke Chapter 15 He tells us over and over
how He not only reasons with us,
but looks for us and pursues us.
I'm glad He doesn't let us stay where we are
with our skewed up perceptions and messed up thinking!

And, in case you are worried about me,
please don't!
If I have continued weird symptoms,
I'll go see a doctor and get checked out!

Speaking of checking out something,
have you dropped by Rock4Today lately
to see what Name of God I have posted?


Ruth Hiebert said...

I totally understand the skewed perceptions in the mountains.I have had that happen to me as well. Either way,they are still beautiful.

Esther Joy said...

Glad to hear somebody else has the same problem! Thank you, Ruth!