Living in Oregon has definitely given me more appreciation for sunny days, and when we first start having some nice weather, it's like eating when you're really hungry or drinking water when you're very thirsty. It's so good and satisfying. But wandering around a quiet garden on one of those sunny days bumps the satisfaction up to the level of an amazing, home-cooked meal or the coldest, most delicious glass of crystal clear water.
I don't mean to be dramatic, but it was just so good to walk around in that setting. I wanted to text everyone I know and tell them how nice it was. That made me think about how I wish I were as excited to tell everyone the good news of Christ as I was the good news of sun. But, indirectly, appreciating flowers and sunshine and gardens and all of that natural beauty is recognizing God. (I do need to work on being more direct about it, though.) When I'm gushing about nature, I'm also gushing about the Creator.
So here's to God. Not only did he create awesomeness, but he created us to love it. We're capable of being inspired and fulfilled, sometimes when we aren't even looking for it. There are mysteries, and he lets us in on little pieces of them very slowly, and that propels us down whatever path he has for us. I'm sure there's a better way to say all of that, but I'm not so much with the words.
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