Zion Gods Upon Me

“A National Park is not a playground. It’s a sanctuary for nature and for humans to accept nature on nature’s own terms. (Michael Frome)

It’s amazing how Grand Canyon and Zion National Park seem so exhilarating in landscape appearance yet by way of different ways. At Grand Canyon , you gaze downward in awe at a cavernous chasm below hoping for a mere glimpse of the raging Colorado River below. Whereas at Zion, the opposite effect occurs along the end of its famed “Scenic Canyon Drive” as one’s eyes extend mystically upward along that massive cliffs that narrowly encloses the slow moving Virgin River below. To stand amid such canyon magic in both cases invited me to contemplate spiritual meaning in life beyond oneself for sure.

No doubt, the mountain Gods provided an excellent welcoming show for us on our two day visit to Zion this past weekend. Accessing the park though the west entrance via our motel in nearby Springdale, we conveniently parked our car in the Zion Visitor Center parking lot each morning. From there, we just hopped on the free park shuttle bus for convenient access to the easy Riverside and Grotto Walks along the canyon route corridor. I particularly enjoyed then those moments of silent meditation along the rock shrouded river as well as the occasional sightings of feeding deer in meadow areas along the way. Keep in mind that several tram stops remain closed due to COVID concerns and popular trails like Angel Falls and the Narrows passageway congest regularly with hiker traffic. 

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  1. Great post and fantastic photos! Zion National Park is such a beautiful place to explore and photograph especially the Narrows! Would love to visit one day to see its staggering beauty in person. Thanks for sharing and have a good day 😀 Aiva


  2. And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of meat in due season? 43Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. 44Of a truth I say unto you, that he will make him ruler over all that he hath. 45But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken; 46The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers. 47And that servant, which knew his lord’s will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. 48But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.

    God’s inscription in my 🧬 THE SOUL OF JESUS CHRIST’S RETURN


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