“Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them; let all the trees of the forest sing for joy.” (Psalm 96:12)
There is nothing that quite stirs the soul like an early morning stroll through Knox Farm State Park. This was a particularly beautifully morning as the high humidity and the cool night air created a fog that blanketed the meadow. As I slowly rode my two wheeler along taking it all in, the sunrise burst onto the scene flaming red. I’m not sure that the fields were jubilant but I know I sure was. And as far as the trees of the forest singing for joy? Again I have never heard a tree sing but I sure had a song in my heart. The beauty and movement of God’s creation can do that to you.
A moment such as this is good for the soul. It’s good for our souls as we carve out such moments in the day. As I contemplated that blazing sunrise, my initial reaction was praise to God, who is the author and creator of it all. Then thanksgiving to God for the gift of noticing, as well as realizing the importance of living in the moment and taking time out of a busy day strictly for the purpose of tending the soul. I felt so blessed. And my heart is still singing!
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;