Barbara Kingsolver 482 words, 30K views, 5 comments
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On Jan 24, 2013a wrote :
When I step into "the wild", I very much sense how small I am in relation to the bigness of everything around me. The sun . . . ocean . . . mountain . . . air . . . soil . . . rock . . . are not dependent on me for their function. I, on the other hand, am very much dependent on them for my existence. Per Divine Order, God created the universe, all things wild, first . . . His people, second. We hurt our home (our world) we hurt ourselves. Per Divine Order, 'the wild' was created, not only, to sustain us, but also, to give us pleasure.
I particularly enjoyed the last paragraph of this piece! To best nurture self, (spiritually, physically and emotionally) we go to nature. Be it a golf course, a woods, a body of water, a ski hill or an observation of the heavens/or creatures of the land . . . God loves, heals and restores through nature.
In and thru enjoying, studying, caring for 'God's handiwork', we become big in our smallness. Let Heaven and Nature Sing . . .