Tuesday, June 25, 2024

The Joy of Being Outdoors

Have you been outdoors today? God has a very high view of creation. It's a place where his love and care are at work. It's the means of our sustenance. It's a witness to his glory. Jesus, the Creator, felt at home in what he had made. He talked about seed and soil, about sparrows and lilies. Yes, I know it's hot today. To Solomon, the sun represented nothing but searing weariness (Eccl. 1:5). But David saw it as a strong man "that runs its course with joy" (Psalm 19:5). 

If we take God's gifts as they come and not try to outwit him, we can snatch a measure of joy from each day.