Sunday, July 19, 2009
O Lord, how manifold are thy works! In wisdom You have made them all; the earth is full of Your riches.
I have found that a "walk in the woods" --time spent "communing with nature" - can sometimes renew and refresh my spirits more than any other activity. Our lives, especially if we are urban dwellers, become so hurried, harried, and fretful that it does us good to get back to our roots. These lie in nature, in the unsullied solitude, if only we can take time out to soak it in. Ann Landers often tells people to "wake up and smell the coffee." In a sense, that's what the psalmist is telling us here. Such communion with nature will wash our souls with a sense of what the Divine Artist through the work of His hands has done. The power and the silence of a deep pine forest, or the vast panorama of sea and mountains, can heal our hurting souls and bring balm to the wounds of our worried and baffled lives.
Taken from the book, "Today, Lord, I Will"
A few weeks back our Pastor asked the question, "Where were you when Jesus found you?" I looked over at my hubby and thought "Jesus found him in the isle of a grocery store, while He found me walking a dirt path, through a deep pine forest, on a crisp cool morning in July." He finds us! He comes searching for us when we're searching for Him and sometimes when we're not!
Where did He find you?