See God’s Creation

Genesis 1:11-13

And God said,”Let the earth put forth vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind, upon the earth.” And it was so.  The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed according to their own kinds, and trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind.  And God saw that it was good. 

Thought for the Day:  Take in God’s Creation

Sweet memories came to me this morning as I read a Facebook status from a wonderful friend who has begun her travel quest across the country with her three sons.  As I have watched her prepare for the trip, I have felt a little envious but more glad it wasn’t me.  She has such a huge heart and wants to give her children the memories of the United States that will stay with them for a lifetime.  I have such great memories from our travels when I was a young girl and teen.  We traveled and made it to all the continental states by the time I was seventeen.  My parents were like my dear Amy and wanted us to experience the “world”.  And we did, we experienced the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, the West Coast, Grand Tetons, Petrified Forest, Redwoods, Yosemite, and so many more National Parks.  Then there were also all the roadside stops we made when my Daddy saw something “memorable” worth the stop.  I wish now that in my youth I would have understood and taken in emotionally with the heart each one of those experiences.  Today I pray for safety and travel mercies for my dear friend.  Today, I pray that each of them will take in emotionally everything they see.

Here are my “directions from my Daddy” for Amy and each of her boys.  As you travel, take in God’s creation.  As you visit each of the wonderful places and spaces in our great country sit, close your eyes, feel the air, touch the elements, and feel God.  God created everything and He created it for you and me.  “And God said, ‘Let the earth put forth vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind, upon the earth.’ And it was so.  The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed according to their own kinds, and trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind.  And God saw that it was good.”  What you will see along your way are the many gifts God has placed before you.  Take it all in.

Prayer:  God, our Creator, thank you for creating this wonderful world for us to take in and witness.  Thank you for letting us travel the great land where we can see those places You have created.  Be with our travel friends and bring them travel mercies as they go.  Amen.

Prayer Focus:  Those Traveling

 

 

 

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