Friday, January 13, 2006

Walking on Salt!

Although the eye interprets the whiteness as snow, the ground is actually a lake of salt! Crystals form huge, octoganal circles that go on for miles creating a salt flat that shows vast beauty and opportunity for exploring. Badwater, Death Valley, is famous for this vast expanse of salt and is the lowest point below sea level in the Northern Hemisphere. Photographers value this as a place for taking beautiful sunrise photos, arriving well before dawn so they can see the sun peek over the eastern mountain range and reflect on the Panamint Mountains to the west. As the sun rises, a firm line forms on the salt flat, sunshine and shadow. The salt flats remind me of a verse found in God's Word. Matthew 5:13 says: "You are the salt of the earth. But if salt loses its taste, with what can it be seasoned? It is no longer good for anything but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot." It'something to think about. We are salt, but have we lost our taste?

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