Beckwith Pass, CO

by Katie Collins

 

My favorite way to escape the world and seek refuge in the presence of the Lord is to head straight into the wilderness. This photo was taken after hiking 6 miles straight up the side of a mountain. Not the most strenuous hike I have ever been on, but my heart was heavy that day and each step felt monumental. I kept thinking "It would be so easy to turn back. Please Lord, be with me. Help me finish this hike." When I finally crested the top, I sank to my knees and wept at the breathtaking beauty that surrounded me. The rugged wildness shocked me to my core and it was there on top of the world in the center of His creation that I realized every time I send the prayer "Be with me Lord," the resounding answer is always "I already am."