My husband, Gary, and I love to go camping. In our younger years, that involved a tent and sleeping bags. We used to laugh at the idea that traveling with an RV could be considered camping. Then we grew older… Now we have a small travel trailer so we can sleep in comfort and avoid the long walk to the outhouse in the middle of the night. But our goal remains the same—to spend time in God’s wondrous creation.
Whether mountains, beach, desert, or forest, we love seeing the variety of plants and animals and enjoying the scenic views and special serenity that nature provides. And the Pacific Northwest abounds in beautiful places to camp. My devotional thoughts came to me as we drove along Wind River Highway in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest in Washington.
We are also blessed to belong to a church that accepts people, scars and all. I love the members of our church and the way they help each other, as well as reach out to help people in the neighborhood and around the world. I enjoy spending time with people as much as hiking through the woods. After all, God created people too—and they are even more precious than the beauties of nature.
I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage to fulfill that calling. May we all open our eyes and see the misery, open our ears and hear the cries of God’s people, and, like God through the Lord Jesus Christ, be incarnate amongst them.”
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