In the Blink of an Eye

Each day as I wake up, I get to take a 20 minute ride through the mountains of Chamba. These mountains are like nothing I've ever seen before. They are so steep and treacherous but there is a certain majesty in their presence. Looking at them at night, you can't tell where the night sky starts and the mountain peaks end. Each mountain has thousands of people living on it and their thoughts of years of handiwork make for breath taking views. Terraced farms can be seen from all angles scaling the mountain peaks with the blots of vibrant color splashed on homes dotting the mountains. There is a green clear river running through he canyon. On the drive you look down to see it's clear waters and vicious rapids combine to form a breathtaking display of God's beauty on this earth. And just as you think it can't get any better you see the sweetness of God's creations running up the street to meet you. The first time I saw this it made it all worth it. All the time, all the sweat, all the money we had to earn, when you see the joy and love that the kids have for you and see Shaffis big brown eyes looking at me, it all went away in the blink of an eye.

Zach Johnson