EXTRAORDINARY natural beauty covers the earth. Immersing myself in God’s creation always fills me with delight and wonder. My kids are very accustomed to me running inside the house and saying, “Hey! The sunset is awesome. Hurry outside!” They never hesitate. They get up, run outside, and stare with me at the sky, noting the changing colors, the cloud formations, and the descending sun. Nature has played an important part of my family vacations.
Deeply Rooted: Knowing Self, Growing in God
From page 40 of Deeply Rooted: Knowing Self, Growing in God by Christopher Maricle. Copyright © 2016 by The Upper Room. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. Learn more about or purchase this book.
Slow down, pause, and spend some time enjoying nature today. Give thanks for the things of nature on which you gaze today. Share your thoughts.
God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good.
—Genesis 1:31a, NRSV
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