Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Mt. St. Helens – May 18, 1980

Thirty years ago today, on a Sunday morning, Mt. St. Helens unleashed the fury of nature in an incredible display of power.

One of my favorite websites has some great pictures of it. National Geographic has an interesting article about it here.

I was at Mt. St. Helens once, about twelve years ago. It was late in a summer’s day on a drive from Eugene to Seattle. It was well worth the stop, and I wish I had more time. Perhaps one day I will get back.

Volcanoes, hurricanes, tornadoes, thunderstorms, and other acts of nature remind us that for all of mankind’s great technological advances, we still can’t control the most ancient of things—nature herself.

Only her Creator can do that.

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