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Through the Lens: Holy Trinity Church, Antarctica

This week’s reflection on the photos of Charles F. Stanley 

Joseph Miller March 1, 2022

Photograph by Charles F. Stanley

When Dr. Stanley visited Patagonia in South America several years ago, he had the opportunity of a lifetime to hop on a plane and go to Antarctica. The tiny church pictured here, named Holy Trinity, is one of only eight churches on our southernmost continent. It’s a reminder that there’s no place the Lord cannot go. Psalm 139:7 says, “Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence?” As King David acknowledged, God’s love reaches to the ends of the earth. 

Building the church pictured above was a labor of love and spiritual devotion for those responsible—transporting the supplies, overseeing construction in the harsh Antarctic conditions. But for them, it was worth it to establish a house of worship as a place to experience God’s presence together with His people. And now, standing there against subzero winds, it serves as a reminder that the Lord’s praise covers all the earth (Ps. 48:10).  God is able to reach every heart, no matter how far from home we travel. 

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