My husband needed to go to California for his job. He decided to drive so that I could accompany him on the trip. We both love to drive places so we can see the incredible diversity of landscapes across the USA. This trip would take us across the desert regions in New Mexico, Arizona and Nevada. We scouted out routes that would allow us some time to get off the freeways and into the back country roads. I felt a rush of excitement as we prepared to head out.
These journeys into nature usually provide me some insights into my relationship with my Savior and this one was no different. At a roadside stop in the middle of a dry and dusty land, I noticed a patch of brilliant purple nearby. I walked over to inspect the item and found a patch of brightly colored weeds growing up through the dry, red clay earth. The contrast in color between the dirt and the plant made it even more beautiful. The verse in Isaiah came to mind as I glanced out over the desert.
The drive continued onward. The next stop brought us face to face with giant boulders eroded by the wind. The patterns etched in the face of the rock revealed the power of the winds over time to damage the stone. If a massive stone could not stand against the winds of change, then I knew I could not either. God was in the wind that shapes and changes our lives on a daily basis. I pondered the verse from John of how we don’t know where the wind comes from or where it goes.If a massive stone could not stand against the winds of change, then I knew I could not either. Click To Tweet
Everything I saw around me on this drive made me reflect on Christ. His incredible strength as seen in the winds. The beauty He provides in the wildness for us to see and enjoy. His intense love for us because He created all these things just for our pleasure, His creation. Christ is all around us every day if we stop and take the time to notice Him. I notice Him when I get away from the daily grind like on this trip. But now, I need to get more intentional about seeing Him day after day in my surroundings. What can each of us do differently do find Christ in our daily busyness? What can each of us do differently do find Christ in our daily busyness?. Click To Tweet
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Matthew 28:19 “Therefore, GO and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.”
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