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Klamath Falls Seventh-day Adventist Church
Join us every Saturday for Sabbath School at 9:30 am Worship Service - 11:00 am
"God’s Second Book"
When I was first introduced to the Seventh-day Adventist Church, I started hearing about “two books” that God uses to reveal Himself to mankind. It has been said that if we describe the Bible as God’s first book, then His “second book” would certainly be nature itself, God’s creation that includes our amazing planet Earth and everything in it, even the entire universe.
Springtime is here! There is probably no better time to begin exploring anew God’s handwriting in nature. And as we anticipate the possibilities of Summer vacations, some thought should be given to spending at least a portion of that vacation time to enjoy the beauty that surrounds us.
Those of us who live on the west coast have abundant opportunities to witness the fingerprints of God in His creation. Here are just a few of the many spectacular places to visit within a two-hour drive from Klamath Falls:
- Lake of the Woods
- Lava Beds National Monument
- Bear Valley Nat. Wildlife Refuge
- Mount McLoughlin
- Mount Shasta region
- Diamond Lake
- Mount Thielsen
- Castle Crags State Park
- Lake Shastina
Of course, who would dare begin to create a list of amazing places to see near Klamath Falls, without mentioning what most would consider to be the “crown jewel” of Oregon’s natural wonderland: Crater Lake National Park! If you have not been to Crater Lake recently, or even if you have, take at least one day in the next few months to drink in the wondrous beauty of this national treasure. We are truly blessed to have this gem only about 60 miles away from town.
Consider these words from one of my favorite hymns:
"I sing the almighty power of God,
that made the mountains rise,
that spread the flowing seas abroad,
and built the lofty skies.
I sing the wisdom that ordained
the sun to rule the day;
the moon shines full at God’s command,
and all the stars obey."
If you plan a Sabbath afternoon nature excursion in the near future, consider inviting another person or family to join you. That way you can experience the double blessing of enjoying God’s second book and experiencing the joy of Christian fellowship at the same time. What a wonderful way to experience the blessings of Sabbath!
And in the immortal words of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans: Happy trails to you, until we meet again!