Whales spouting in Glacier Bay Alaska
When my soul is downcast,
when my way seems in decline.
I’ll remember a beautiful place,
where Your deep love called to mine.
A place of water and mountains,
of raven, and eagle, and bear,
whales spouting, ice cracking, the breathing
of Your wonderful cold clear air.
A place where I gazed on Your splendor,
and knew Your great love for me.
Giving me hope in my troubles,
That one day in Your presence I’ll be.
Poem by Stephen Hufman based on Psalm 42
Psalm 42 captures the essence of what I feel when I gaze at this photo. When I am feeling low, struggling to take another step, I remember the heights of God’s glory He has shown me. It is then that depth of His love calls to my deepest place and reassures me of my hope in God.
My soul is downcast within me; therefore I will remember you from the land of the Jordan, the heights of Hermon—from Mount Mizar. Deep calls to deep… (Psalm 42:6)