I've been trying to figure out how to fit our vacation into a short blog post and it just isn't possible :] Therefore, I'm going to focus on just one of the many highlights of our families trip......Niagara Falls!
Have you ever been somewhere where the power of something just overwhelms you? Where something so enormous is hard to comprehend? Well Niagara had that affect on me :o)
As I wrote this post the following verse came to mind. "When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you." ~ Isaiah 43:2
When I put the context of this verse next to Niagara Falls and realize that no trial, no matter how hard, even if it is as powerful and overwhelming as a raging, forceful river in early spring, it "shall not overwhelm you" because God is with us and is bigger than the trial! Praise God.
The first falls we visited were American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls. Both of them fall inside the United States and were beautiful to see. Here are some pictures:
|Standing next to the observation tower looking at |
American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls.
|Standing on Goat Island looking at Amereican Falls.|
At the bottom left hand corner you can just a small portion of
Bridal Veil Falls.
We then walked to the other side of Goat Island to view Canadian "Horseshoe" Falls. 1/3 of Horseshoe Falls falls inside the U.S. border and therefore the fall is considered Canadian. The falls make a "U" shape hence its name, but because of that feature it is hard to get a good picture unless you are on the Canadian side....however I thought you might enjoy a couple pictures anyway!
|Looking over at the Canadian side with the mist from the falls|
150,000 gallons of water flow over the American Falls every second!! - (Give or take what time of year it is)
600,000 gallons of water flow over Horseshoe Falls every second!! - (Again the amount may change depending on the time of year it is.)
As our family discovered different parts of Niagara State Park, we were overwhelmed by the amazing creativity of our Creator and the power that He has and uses on our small planet, in our country, in the state of New York, in the park of Niagara!
I would definitely recommend visiting Niagara and our family hopes to return someday! We thank God for the opportunity He gave us!