Machias Community Church

Pilchuck Bed & Breakfast 

Posted by Pastor Ron Monday, October 04, 2010 7:00:00 AM

 You have to bring your own bed and breakfast, but the price is right:  FREE! 

The front door is quite a hike from the parking lot.  Literally.   Perched on the top of Mount Pilchuck is a shelter.

You can see it from my house with a telescope.

I've only been up there to the top once.  That was 25 years ago.  Two adults, two teens, no camera and one candle. 

We weren't prepared for freshly fallen snow and we hadn't planned on spending the night.  The full moon was beautiful as it rose above the Cascade mountains.  It continued to rise above the cloud layer and there went our light.

Oooops.   In the dark we hiked back down to the parking lot.  I held the candle on top of my head so it wouldn't blind me and the others stumbled behind.

God saves us so many times in spite of our own goofy choices! 

Psalm 116:6  "The LORD protects the simpletons; when I was in trouble, He saved me."

Pilchuck is a constant reminder to me of God's grace.  Not just for getting us back down in the dark that night,  but because that is where...

I'd better save that for tomorrow.