We drove through the southern half of Snowdonia National Park. I feel like I’ve used the word amazing way too often, but there just aren’t words to describe all of the incredible, gorgeous, spectacular, awesome, mind-boggling places we’ve seen.
Snowdonia National par is rocky and barren compared to our mountains in Southeastern Kentucky. There is green stuff growing, but it is flat, not bushy or big trees. I suppose the covering is of grasses, mosses, heather, and a combination of wild plants.
We went to Penrhyn Castle and it was perfect – just as you’d expect a real castle to be. Magnificent. The plaster was made with cow hair mixed in to hold it together. Let me tell you – it took a lot of cow hair to plaster all those walls! The oldest part was built in 1438 and additions made in the 1780s. It was an example of a true medieval castle. We got to go through the most of it and did the roof top tour. It was donated to the National Lands Trust in 1951 by the late Lords neice because she couldn’t keep up the 700,000 acres and pay the death taxes on the estate. She kept about 100,000 acres for her family, sold some, and donated the rest.
In this case, photos will definitely be better than words.
We stopped at Aber Falls on the way back. It was spectacularly beautiful. What hasn’t been beautiful out of everything we’ve seen? Absolutely nothing.
Father, thank you for this incredible journey. I’s hard to believe it’s almost over – but time and money are running out and I know You have other plans for each one of us. It’s time to get back to our lives, but maybe we will not go back to the routine we were in before.
Be glorified in each of us. Let us be more Christ-cdntered, more in love with You, and more in tune with the Holy Spirit than ever before.
Bless this land of Wales. Send your Spirit and revival to Ireland, Scotland, England, and Wales. The world comes to them. Let your fire fall in the Celtic lands and spread out from here to all who live in these lands and all who come seeking something here. In Jesus’ name I ask that you release from Heaven revival Fires in all of the Celtic nations.
Thank you, Lord, for sending me and giving me opportunity to pray each day along the way over the land and the people while on their soil.
I love you, Lord!
It has come to mind that we have stood in the halls of the great kings – the High Kings in Ireland, Scotland, England, and Wales.
Surely this is no accident. Teach us what we need to know. Impart to us what we have need of. Teach us your ways.
We have prayed and worshipped across the lands. Can our prayers and our presence have made a difference?
Can our being here have made a difference in the big picture of each nation’s future?
I love You, Lord. I thank you for this amazing blessing in my life. Thank you a thousand times for all I’ve seen and heard, the people I’ve traveled with, the people we’ve met, and for letting me see the beauty of your Creation.
I feel like You and I have walked together in Your garden and it has pleased you that I am so pleased and overwhelmed with the beauty of Your creation. It feels like you have delighted in me as I have delighted in the sights and experiences that have been before me. I feel Your love for me, as an individual, in a greater way than I have ever known. Thank you for sharing Your world with me. I never want to lose the sense of closeness, of friendship, and fellowship that we have had together on this trip.
How could You love me so? How is it that you even know my name? Like David, my heart cries out, “Who is man that you are mindful of him?”
And who am I that You would be mindful of me?
I am overwhelmed in your presence. I love You, Lord.