Grindelwald may be the prettiest place on earth. Nestled in the Jungfrau region of the Bernese Alps, everywhere you look is a stunning mountainscape view. I didn’t know anything about Grindelwald when the Lord dealt with us about it, and I admit that while I usually look at pictures online before visiting a place for the first time, I neglected to do so with Grindelwald. You can imagine my surprise at the incredible beauty that was awaiting our arrival.
Grindelwald is extremely touristy, with alpine skiing dominating winter activity and all sorts of summer adventure sports and hiking popular during most of the rest of the year. Switzerland is noted for its cheese fondue meals, which are quite good and certainly an interesting experience.
In the busy seasons, people from Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and the USA fill the streets of Grindelwald. It is expensive and bustling, but somehow feels lonely and empty. The residents of the town seem unhappy, like they just want to be left alone.
We visited a picturesque Reformed Church in town. The service was dominated by a slide show of nearby mountain views accompanied by instrumental music. Like the other cities we visit, this city cries out for a real encounter with the God of the Bible, based in spirit and in truth. We will obey God to see her reached with the whole gospel of Jesus Christ.