There’s always been something about the outdoors that has always drawn me in. The first thing God created was the universe that we know as space and then the earth. I believe it was always His intention for us to spend every second of everyday in His creation. I mean He did create a garden for Adam and Eve.
Look at this – an entire planet created by one man. God painted the skies blue, yellow, orange, pink. He spills in the waters and raises the land up. God breathes life into the animals and into mankind. If He created this whole planet for a purpose, to sustain life, He created each one of us for a purpose too. Some of us may have a little trouble finding that purpose but with prayer, it is possible as long as you listen.
He created all of this out of love. It’s because of His love for this planet and for us that we are here. It is because of that love that Jesus came and died for our sins. Not a thing on this planet can change that love.
That’s why I love the outdoors. I go on a hike and listen to the birds sing and the trees sway as the wind blows, the waters flow down stream and the animals scurry. There’s no other place I hear God more or feel God more than in His creation. Love, mercy, hope. That’s what I feel.
You can feel the same. Spend a few hours on a trail or park bench. Go somewhere with no distractions. You’ll be amazed at what you hear.