Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Mount Sinai

Mount Sinai deserves its own post. It was a highlight of the Egypt trip. We woke up at 2:30 and began the hike to get to the top for sunrise. It wasn't as hard as I was expecting. Being in the middle of nowhere, the stars were the best I'd seen. We got to the top in a couple hours. It was one of the best yet one of the coldest experiences of my life. I was wearing as many layers as physically possible. Once everyone got to the summit we sang hymns and watched the horizon get lighter. We practically sang every hymn in the book, it was wonderful. The sunrise was stunning (even though these pictures can't nearly do it justice).

We had a short testimony meeting and read the ten commandments. I'm so thankful for the commandments! Obedience to them is the greatest thing one can do for oneself. Just like we could see forever from the top of Mount Sinai, faith in Jesus Christ clarifies our perspective. Equally, I know the commandments which were given on that very mountain liberate us and broaden our perspective like nothing else.


  1. Jim and I hope you had a very happy birthday, Faith. It was probably the most fascinating birthday you've had in awhile, yes? It's so fun to read your blog. So glad you were safe in Egypt. What an amazing experience that you can tell your own kids about someday!

  2. You sure know how to use that camera your Dad got you. Those are GORGEOUS photographs! Thanks for sharing!


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