Yesterday was the perfect day for a drive. The skies were filled with clouds and even though it looked like rain, God held off for a while so we could enjoy the beauty of His amazing art work. The air is turning cooler in my neck of the woods. Little splashes of color have started showing up on neighborhood trees. There’s something wonderful about the change of seasons, that simply must be enjoyed without words. The things we observe in nature can give us a clue to how much God loves this planet and all He has created.
With every turn of the highway, we were greeted with another beautiful landscape, Newly mown hay bales lined the now barren fields and a patchwork of gold, green, amber, rust and red was displayed for our pleasure. When you don’t have a lot of money to spend on fancy trips, cruises or adventures, you make the most of what’s available right under your nose. So we usually take one road trip a week. One reason is to get me out of the house, which sometimes feels like a prison when you have no destination.
However, with no destination, the adventure becomes even more exciting. As we drove through the hills and valleys we were greeted by beautiful barns, silos, fields of standing corn and a plethora of wildlife and birds. We stopped at a root beer stand and split a bison burger. We’ve often done this to save money, but also because our appetites aren’t as needy as they used to be. We still have the luxury of dining out, but now it’s at a different venue and just as tasty.
The enjoyments we treasure on this earth are but a glimpse of what awaits us. While we’re here, we owe it to ourselves to be cognizant of God’s gifts to us and hold them in high esteem.
Ecclesiastes 3:11 “He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.”