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.