Monday, August 3, 2015

As The Deer

"As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God." (Psalm 42:1)  There was nowhere more fitting for that realization than our vacation high in the Laurentian mountains. Clouds hung low like smoke spiraling up from rich-green mountain forests. An early morning chill made me shiver as I read the Word, sipped my earl grey and gazed at this new scenery. We hadn't ever stayed at such an elevation and it brought me to worship over and over throughout the week. A regal buck or a gentle doe might be spotted grazing near our walking path or on the way to the pool--us, immersed in creation like we'd never experienced before. And that sweet, thin, little one who visited a couple of times... my soul giving praise for her beauty and the gift I was given to be so close. 
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4 comments:

Camille said...

SO happy for you that you had such a lovely spot to relax and refresh in!! God is so very good to us, isn't He? Hugs, Camille

Julia said...

god always speaks to me when I'm close to nature. What a wonderful blessing to be so close to that deer. By the way, I'm an Earl Grey drinker too! {{hugs}} from Julia xo

Heather said...

Thanks, Camille. Yes, He is good to us!

Julia: Earl Grey tea is the best! I agree, God's voice is often heard in the silence of creation :)

MAMA said...

(If I) draw near to God, He'll draw near to me. You've found the secret, honey.., in quietness and confidence will be your peace
Love and prayers, Mom