Sunday, June 29, 2014

Bread For The Journey


 

For the Lord is the great God, the great King above all gods.  
In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him.  
The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land.  
Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; 
for he is or God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care. 
 Psalm 95:1-7

Over the past few weeks, I've had the opportunity to spend some time in the Austrian alps. Imagine yourself cycling down the Danube river, listening to the church bells ringing, hearing waves slap against the shoreline, watching swans floating down the river pecking at the grass, birds chirping harmoniously in the tree tops, inhaling smells of freshly cut hay fields, feeling the warmth of the sun, and fields of poppies waving in the wind. Creation convinces me of God's existence in the world and in my heart as I contemplate creation.
Many times during my cycling, I found myself unconsciously humming praise songs as I saw wonder after wonder. Many times I felt the inner conviction of how God wants us to become the caretakers of his creation, and yet noticing the beauty around me in an uninterrupted way is just one more way that we can give praise to the Creator and take care of the world.  I believe that something in God's creation touches everyone. Whatever it is that touches you in creation, follow that feeling to a greater understanding of the Creator.  What are your favorite aspects of God's creation?


6 comments:

  1. When we stop from our busy days, and look at the world around us, we see it in a different way. This can open our hearts and our minds.

    Thanks for sharing.
    Velva

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  2. What an amazing opportunity. So glad you are taking the time to enjoy it!

    Have a lovely 4th of July!

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  3. My favourite aspects are the full moon, especially as it is rising, and the rocky hilly terrain of Muskoka, especially since I live where it is so flat. Always go there on vacation and I fill up with its beauty and grandeur in praise to the Lord.

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  4. There is absolutely nothing grander, than to behold God's awesome creation.

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  5. Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow;
    Praise Him, all creatures here below;
    Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
    Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
    Amen.

    I just had to sing it. :)

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  6. Beautiful images! Glad you had such a lovely opportunity.

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