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The Road to Mount St Helens

Psalm 29:9: The voice of the LORD maketh the hinds to calve, and discovereth the forests: and in his temple doth every one speak of his glory.

Most people visit the area around Mount St Helens, by leaving Interstate 5 in Washington state at exit 49, and traveling East, along a road called Spirit Lake Highway. The road is so called, because, before 1980, it used to terminate at Spirit Lake. The lake is no longer accessible by road from the West, and even from the East, a substantial hike is required. So, I like to refer to Spirit Lake Highway as the Road to Mount St Helens.

There is so much of interest to see along this road, which points to God’s amazing power. From the road, you can view the remains of the mudflows, along the Toutle River, a vacation home partially buried in mud, and petrified wood, found in a cutting by the roadside. Closer to the volcano, magnificent views of the mountain open up, enabling the visitor to ponder on the massive extent of the change in the landscape, and the rapid pace of recovery since then. Evolutionists have difficulty accounting for all these changes, but they are easy to explain, within a biblical creationist context. The area provides a unique opportunity, not to prove that the Bible is true, because the Bible is true anyway, but to understand, on a big scale, some of the consequences of knowing that what God has said in His word is true.

Prayer: We stand in awe of Your works, O Lord. Thank You for all that we see in the world around us, which confirms that Your word is true. Amen.

Notes: The Road to Mount St Helens, (Toutle, WA: J6D Publications, 2016)

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