My inbox held a delight this morning. I recieve a “Daily Dig” from Bruderhof Communities. Each day brings a new thought, insight or inspiration. An excerpt from a letter Vincent VanGogh wrote in 1877 was offerred –
“This afternoon I took a long walk because I felt I needed it, first around the cathedral, then past the New Church, and then along the dike, where the mills are that one sees in the distance as one walks near the station. There is so much expressed in this familiar landscape and surrounding; it seems to say: ?Be of good courage; fear not.?
We need long walks. God’s good creation holds a great deal of inspiration for us. When we read about the crises and tragedies of our days, we need to be reminded of God’s care and preservation. Recently I have observed the Scissortails, the Eastern Blue Birds and the Martins. We even have some swallows nesting on the porch in a large vine wreath – Patty is not too excited about this. The sunrise is invigorating and the moonlight serene.
Take a long walk and observe the world around you – God’s good creation and “be of good courage and fear not.”