Students from Campion Academy boarded buses to Rocky Mountain National Park on Sabbath, Sept. 7, to spend time in God’s second book—nature. They chose between three options: a rigorous hike to Loch Lake, a relaxing but beautiful hike to Bear Lake, or a hike to the top of Trail Ridge Road. A few students shared their experiences of how they saw God while in the mountains.

“Pastor Goetz shared with us Ps. 121:1-2. It helped me understand that God made the mountains, and created us to enjoy and marvel at His creation. It made me feel small compared to everything around me.” —Jordyn D., sophomore

“Seeing all the huge peaks and deep valleys God has created made me feel small and insignificant in comparison. However, being up there was an awesome reminder that God cares about and loves me deeply, no matter how powerless or small I feel.” —Erick M., senior

“Hiking up the mountains with friends made me see the real beauty and power of God. It reminded me of the verse Is. 43:2—that even in the deepest waters, God gave me rocks for stability.” —Beverly O., senior

“I loved looking into the waterfall. When I saw my reflection, it reminded me I was made in His image, and I am a reflection of Him.” ­
—Blessing S., sophomore

Adrianna Campbell is a senior and the student editor at Campion Academy.