Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Four days of giving thanks - Wednesday

More thankful moments...
all nature declares the Glory of God!











I am one of those people who truly do feel closer to God in the midst of nature. It doesn't mean that I don't appreciate the church with walls but the most meaningful moments I have felt were while walking the trails in the woods, sitting on the sand watching the waves of Lake Michigan, and sitting on my deck at my house... at the edge of the forest.

A few weeks ago I was listening to K-Love on the radio as I drove the scenic route into town. I passed the corn drying in the fields, horses looking over a fence toward the road, sheep nibbling away at their grassy breakfast, and the amazing splash of colors from the trees in all their glory. The beautiful music combined with scenery brought a wash of praise to my soul... cleansing any hopelessness and leaving a sense of... faith... and hope.

For that I am very grateful.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh, I do so agree...when living in the midst of GREEN trees, mountains, etc. it is the very best of places in my opinion! We grew so much closer to the FATHER when we lived in 2 remote places...my favorite was the mountain place!!

Elizabeth

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Hi Brenda!

I jus stopped by to wish you and your family and lovely Thanksgiving! Victoria looks like such a sweet kitty (and she's beautiful)!

Manuela

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing the calming thoughts and the beautiful photos. Looking at the one of the trees, water, and docks, sun filtering through, I can almost smell that warmed autumn air. Happy Thanksgiving, Brenda.

Sharon

Suze said...

I SO agree. I feel the same way. I'm surrounded by government bureaucracy all week (I work for a large school system in a big city), with it's nonsense and endless chatter. When I go home, I head straight to my backyard garden. Even though we live in an area that is not quiet - we can always hear cars or horns or sirens - sometimes early in the morning, it is very quiet. Also in the afternoon on the weekend sometimes - very quiet and lazy. I grab all those moments that I can. My husband and I often drive out into the Everglades and go off road to get away also. I do miss the color change in the fall and the richness of the Eastern forests in my home state of New York and in places like North Carolina - but I make the best of where I am. There is beauty everywhere if we want to see it - even in the desert.

Shan said...

Dearest Brenda,

Wishing you the most blessed of Thanksgivings!

Yours kindredly,
Shan
Honey Hill Farm

Dawn said...

Yes, I too feel closer to God when I am surrounded by His beauty. I am blessed to live in a beautiful area where I can look out every morning and see the mist rising above the Pines, and see the sun filtering through the trees. I can almost hear the trees singing His praise!!

Barb said...

Thanks for sharing such beautiful photos and thoughts. I sometimes feel that nature is God's way of giving us a hug. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Blessings, Barb

Cherrie said...

Beautiful pictures! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!