Today, my family and I visited Rock City and Ruby Falls, a breathtaking area on the Georgia and Tennessee border. We had a great time touring both attractions.
As we waited our turn in line to make the trip down to see the waterfall, a trip which would take us 1100 feet deep within Lookout Mountain, I read the following words from the man who first discovered the beauty hidden away in the mountain. I’ve written his words out below too:
Discovering Ruby Falls was like discovering God. At first, it is very dark, scary, and uncertain. You don’t know what lies ahead.
You bump into things you didn’t even realize were there and you suffer injuries, bumps, and bruises. You fall down in sticky mud and mire and feel like you cannot go on. But you get up with a feeling that somewhere ahead lies something more wonderful than you can ever imagine.
As you add light to what you discovered, you find that the things that caused you suffering and injury were wonderful God made things put there for you to witness and give you joy. It is all more than you ever imagined you could witness. It is God, and Ruby Falls and the Lookout Mountain Cave are God’s creations, made for man to enjoy.
I am just a little proud that He used me.
~Leo Lambert, December 30, 1928