Do you have a favourite outdoor spot where you go to pray, or meditate ?
I like to climb a hill in our village, called White Rock.
For years I’ve come to this peaceful place, when circumstances seem discouraging, or overwhelming.
I climb more slowly, and much more carefully these days, since I am in the 7th decade of life.
However, when I reach the top of the hill, I have a new perspective, and, for a while, I forget about current global circumstances.
It is impossible to fully understand God, since his thoughts are higher than our thoughts, and his ways are higher than our ways.
J.I. Packer reminds us that it is not helpful for us to try to pry into God’s secrets.
I must accept the fact that God owes me no explanation for why He does what He does.
Spending some quiet time on top of the hill helps me to better understand these truths, and helps my faith to grow.
I descend the hill as slowly and as carefully as climbed up.
At the bottom, my leg muscles are tired, but I feel peaceful and encouraged.
I am once again able to pray sincerely, ‘thy will be done’, rather than
‘my will be done’…
Pictured is the view from the top of White Rock, in November.