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Such Peace in Creation – A Reflection

May 21, 2020
A beautiful Colorado Pasque Flower (Easter Flower) on our hike in the Hermit Park Open Space)

Today Denise and I were able to take a couple of hours between worship and meetings to enjoy the vast outdoors. Thanks to dear friends who gave us the gift of an annual pass to the Larimer County Parks we were able to go to Hermit Park Open Space near Estes Park for a few hours of hiking.

It was so wonderful to get outside and away from the crowds we too often face in Estes Park. The few people we met on the trail were so polite as we kept our social distance passing each other on the trail. It was as if we recognized our mutual appreciation for God’s creation and each other. The wonder and beauty of it all brought tears to my eyes as we rambled along the trail.

Such peace we felt in the midst of the beauty of God’s wondrous creation! In his book Darkness Before the Dawn, Thomas Merton explored the wonder of God’s creation as he arose each morning in his hermitage. Such a wondrous and beautiful thing to awake to.

One lovely dawn after another. Such peace! Meditation with fireflies, mists in the valley, last quarter of the moon, distant owls—gradual inner awakening and centering in peace and harmony of love and gratitude. (p. 250)

Such a wonder to behold dear and precious Creator. May your Spirit continue to challenge and encourage us as we seek to serve you. In these unusual times with COVID-19 may we serve you with energy, intelligence, imagination, and love.

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