Whenever people ask me if I miss Oregon, this is what I’m picturing when I say Yes! I miss driving up the Historic Columbia River Highway through the gorge, with the green canopy of trees overhead and the sunlight filtering through. I miss hiking around all the waterfalls, feeling the breeze and the cool spray on my face as the mist from the falling water fills the air. I miss being able to inhale deeply the fresh clean air, and smell the scent of pine needles and water and damp earth.
If the amazing beauty that is found on this sin-broken, human-polluted earth is only a dim reflection of the new heavens and new earth that God will one day bring about, then I can hardly wait to stroll down the New Columbia River Highway with the One who brought all this into being and experience just a glimpse of His infinite glory and beauty!