We were fishing out of Seward and came upon this scene off Fox Island in Resurrection Bay.  The magnificent vistas surrounded us, yet were only revealed in part at first, as if the beauty would be too much to bear all at once.    We think this photo matches up with this selection from the Messiah, as the prophecy foretells a similar stunning experience with the proclamation to come.

Merry Christmas!

Photo by Peter Wuebker

Photo by Peter Wuebker

And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it
together: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it. (Isaiah 40:5)

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  1. says

    This is a great combination – the picture and the video. Especially, the picture, is a powerful image of how you’ve led into this post…”and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed…”. Wonderful on this day before Christmas, as we await what is revealed to us on Christmas morning…the true gift of the season…

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  2. steph says

    Ah, my favourite – Handel’s Messiah. It holds much meaning for me! I grew up listening to it every single Sunday after mass.

    Some funny memories, too. In rehearsal once, when I was in a concert choir, we sang “All we like sheep” as “We all like sheep” (having conspired together to do it and surprise the conductor). It was hilarious!!

    Thank you for posting this.

    And Merry Christmas, Betsy! 🙂

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  3. Betsy Wuebker says

    Hi Lance – Thank you. I still remember that day in vivid detail, the bobbing on the water, and going around that bend. The fishing and ocean metaphors are so prevalent, too, in the biblical messages. We’re glad you enjoyed this.

  4. Betsy Wuebker says

    Hi Dot – I like to play the video for the music and then look at the photograph. I always see something new. The captain told us he often saw bears, moose and deer clambering around those vertical cliffs. Amazing. Merry Christmas!

    Hi Steph – I knew you’d like this one. “We all like sheep” is hilarious! Kind of like “Round John Virgin.” Merry Christmas!

  5. Betsy Wuebker says

    Hi Davina – Yes, you could moor a very small boat in there and sit to your heart’s content. I think you’d be sharing it with gulls and puffins, though. Getting there through the open water would be quite the trip in a small craft, too.

    Hi Cath – We’ve been watching Seward and Anchorage weather since we returned and in some cases it has been warmer than Minnesota! This was in August and the water was bone-chilling. The captain said you would have literally only minutes if you fell overboard. We were constantly reminded that we were guests of the wilderness. Happy Boxing Day!