Thursday, November 7, 2013

The Tracks

 While camping up in the mountains this summer,
 we came across these old abandoned tracks
This had to have been a booming mining camp during that era.
But, as we were taking pictures and at awe of the view,
I thought where did these tracks go?
What did it lead to?

The thoughts and visions came swirling to my mind,
How hard it must have been to the miners to
dig up the gold or coal or silver
haul it down to the train cars
and then watch it make it down the steep mountains?
All that work to get a little ahead
and then watch it go.
How satisfying and sad all at the same time.

But, as you can see here, the tracks had stopped. 
 Below these tracks it was a very steep hill.
Not something I would have wanted to do on a good day,
 if you know what I mean?!
What mysteries we having lying within our mountains.
  The stories, the heritage, the legacy these people left behind.  It's so fascinating to me,
I always loved History and what lies within the pages of the books.
This really happened, amazing!
Were these miners lead to mine in the wilderness?
Did God give them the vision?
Did they hold on to their Faith?
I really wish I could have seen where the tracks lead to.
There's a lesson to learn from all of this,
I don't want my tracks to run out,
I want them to continue on through this life
and I want God to lead me there!
He is my "tracks" and I am the "train".
Even is the midst of a history lesson, God is always there with a plan and a vision!
Have a wonderful day!


Sylvia said...

Isn't it amazing Amy, how we can learn if we just be still and listen and let God speak to us through things like these. I too wonder how the miners made it during the hot summers and the freezing winter months. There's a lesson to learn if we'll just "be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him" Ps 37:7

Have a blessed day,

Ceil said...

Hi Amy! What a powerful photo...the tracks that lead to 'no where'. Yikes. I hope that is never a metaphor for my life. Like you, I want to be headed always closer and closer to Jesus, my truth.

I was just at Stephanie's and saw your recipes, what fun! So proud of you! (It's like I'm your mother or something, right?) It really was a happy surprise.

Hope you had a relaxing, lovely time last weekend. Maybe we'll all hear a little about it??

Stephanie said...

Wow Amy, what an incredible message and lesson! As I continue on each day, I pray the steps I take will continually lead me closer to the Lord - may I follow His tracks! I appreciate you, Amy :) Have a blessed weekend.


Pam said...

I love your observations Amy. I really relate to how you see things. I love all of the pictures of your trips to the mountains; they are always fun and inspiring.
Love and Blessings,

living from glory to glory said...

How wonderful to know we do have His tracks to follow upon! I laughed when I thought these trains ran of steam and fire.
May we remember and keep all these great teaching lessons He shows! Very sweet and well written post!
Love, Roxy

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