Recently I traveled to Antigua, Guatemala, for the first time. Although I want to travel all around the world, Guatemala was never on my radar. But it was a “God thing.” I’m writing a Guatemala blog series to show you the beautiful pictures and to share about the amazing things God did there. This is Blog #6, Praying on the hill with the Cross (Cerra de la Cruz). You can read my other blogs in this Guatemala Blog Series at the end of this post.
“Traveling makes one modest–you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” — Gustave Flaubert
The above quote is inspiring and so true. When I recently traveled to Guatemala, I very much felt this way.
First, because even though I’ve been taking Spanish lessons for a couple of months and plan to continue with my instructor Elvia Reyes, I still speak so little Spanish and understand even less. When I was there in Guatemala, I realized how much I really needed to learn the Spanish language. Plus, Elvia is so beautiful (inside and out) and wears a size zero or one (intimating to someone trying to lose weight!).
Second, my friend Kim, who spontaneously bought a lovely condo home there in Jocotenango after traveling to Guatemala numerous times, is larger than life. She too is beautiful, and so outgoing (she makes friends everywhere), smart, frugal (she finds great deals wherever she goes), very fluent in Spanish (she’s been speaking it since she was 16 years old), and so fun to hang around.
Third, as I stood on the famous “hill of the Cross” –Cerra de la Cruz–where you can see the entire city of Antigua, Guatemala and the nearby Volcan de Agua (you can see all three volcanoes on a clear day), I realized how small and insignificant I am and how big our God is.
What a magnificent view. It’s beautiful.
As I shared in my last post, when I traveled to Guatemala, I didn’t know what God’s exact mission was for me there. But I knew that He’d show me when I got there and He did.