What do you think of when you think, “Desert”? You think sand. Never-ending sand dunes, for miles and miles. You think it’s vast and full of empty nothing-ness. You think cloudless days of blazing sun and cold, black nights. You think no vegetation, no animals. You think nothing exists in the desert.

“You think cloudless days of blazing sun and cold, black nights.”

We approached Death Valley by straight, empty roads. Hills and slight mountains far off in the distance surrounded us. Patches of tiny bushes and rocks lined the highway. What could this desert offer?

We entered the park and suddenly my eyes opened wide. It was awe. Driving down the windy road, the road opened up as the tall mountains rose before us, the colorful rocks surrounding us, the inspiring clouds filling the sky, the vastness, the expanse, the beauty, the mightiness of this land. All together it created this incredible sense of wonder. This is the desert. Rich and full with color.


“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1 (ESV)

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