Thinking about God
8:10am Thursday 21st June 2012 in Letters
AS I walk through Alexandra Park, with its meandering sculptured shrubs, bird life and contrasting shades of green, my love of nature overflows amidst the changing seasons.
It is a constant joy that costs nothing yet brings such solace and priceless rewards to all that venture down the corridor of Alexandra Park.
In this age of technology and fast paced living, the simplicity of nature’s exquisite pleasures can easily be taken for granted.
Within the solitude of a walk in the park and along the sea front, I can unburden my heavy load to creator God.
In doing so, I find calmness of mind, meditating on nature’s pleasing distractions. I draw beauty from the colours of every flower, and joy from bird song. Here the essence of God’s creation is evident in all its entirety.
As I drink in the beauty of air and colour, I am reminded that our creator God made all natures’ delights for our pleasure.
It is a great comfort, amidst the fleeting storms of life, knowing I can find a resting place when in turmoil.
I can contemplate the vast expanse of sea, knowing supreme God is in full control of his creation.
He made humanity in order to have a personal relationship with man, by sending his son, Jesus, to die on the cross to save us from sin.
Through the mystery of faith he rose again, and longs to give all who believe the promise of new life that extends beyond death into eternity.
To bask in God’s presence through the beauty of nature is surely deserving of all our praise and thanksgiving.
O Lord, Our Lord. How majestic is your name in all the earth. Psalm 8:1 Marina Davey Queens Road Penarth