Kindling Neighborly Connections between People and Nature.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Another day in the Canyon

To be ministered to by wildlife and wild spaces is a special experience indeed.

My experience tells me that each of us possesses a deep-seeded mental, emotional, psychological, and spiritual need to be ministered to by the beauty of wildlife and wild spaces; to be brought into community with this diverse community of life. 

As the song of the black-throated green warbler resonates with my own heart strings I feel at home in the forest. As I lock eyes with a red fox in the solitude of the deep woods something new is awakened within me. The iridescent coloration of the tiger beetle is a shade of green I don't think I've seen anywhere else. 

There lives a God-ordained relational space within me that revels in this kinship with the land and all who call it home. As I discover a space of belonging here among wildlife and wild spaces it brings comfort to my soul knowing that I myself have not become fully domesticated.

Thank God that there is wildness in me as I am inspired to explore farther and deeper; all the while celebrating that the Spirit of God has set my heart ablaze with love for all that has life. What began as a small spark many years ago has become a blazing wildfire that just may engulf the landscape of my whole heart. By the grace of God may it be so.

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