From my journal in my Writer’s Nook:
– Wilderness exploration can open whole new vista’s in experiencing the power and sovereignty of God in the beauty of His creation. Learning to appreciate the rhythms of nature is to view the rhythms of God, Himself. I have experienced exploring wilderness deep swamps by kayak, lakes and rivers of Northern Michigan by canoe, and hiking mysterious deep forest dominions.
I discovered early in these adventures that nature has it’s own separate laws enforced by rhythms it follows. It can be very frightening, and exhilarating at the same time. It is easily understandable that nature would have it’s own laws and rhythms. Our Creator, Himself Who designed such a grand realm, has His own laws and rhythms which He abides by, also. For our good and His glory, it is well for us to learn these laws and rhythms. It can be a matter of both survival, and an adventurous and joyful crowning experience, whatever wilderness we find ourselves in.
The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it,
the world, and all who live in it;
for he founded it on the seas
and established it on the waters. Psalm 24:1-2
The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they reveal knowledge.
They have no speech, they use no words;
no sound is heard from them.
Yet their voice goes out into all the earth,
their words to the ends of the world.
In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun.
It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber,
like a champion rejoicing to run his course.
It rises at one end of the heavens
and makes its circuit to the other;
nothing is deprived of its warmth.
The law of the Lord is perfect,
refreshing the soul.
The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy,
making wise the simple.
The precepts of the Lord are right,
giving joy to the heart.
The commands of the Lord are radiant,
giving light to the eyes.
The fear of the Lord is pure,
The decrees of the Lord are firm,
and all of them are righteous.
They are more precious than gold,
than much pure gold;
they are sweeter than honey,
than honey from the honeycomb.
By them your servant is warned;
in keeping them there is great reward.