The woods and every fragrant tree have shaded Israel at God's command.
~ Baruch 5:
Most people tend to live more of their lives indoors than I do. I know folks that cancel all outdoor activities if an unfavorable weather forecast is on the horizon. I’ve tended to the other extreme, heading out of doors unless conditions on the doorstep make that extremely inadvisable. I’ve suffered my share of wet and cold and sunburn as a result. But to me the discomfort is worth it to get some fresh air, to feel the freedom of the outdoors all around me.
When we travel by bicycle, we always encounter rain on every trip of more than a couple days. It’s just inevitable. And at times we’ve been caught in deluges, huddling under a tree that offered protection only for a few minutes before water dripped through the leaves and onto us. But bicycle travel, and life, require us to risk a certain amount of discomfort, to leave a protected place to venture out into the world. If we stayed indoors in less-than-perfect weather we would miss so much that life has to offer, such as these wild flowers in rural England that seemed to sing to us when the sun slipped through the mist.
SHARE: Share a story with someone you love about a time when it was hard to see the way forward. Maybe it was dark or foggy outside, or maybe your heart was confused about something. How did you get through the misty time? Who helped you?
This blog includes thoughts from various contributors at Seattle First Baptist