When was the last time as you ran between your “Gotta do’s” and “Done,” that you stopped and took a breather. I mean paused, to smell the roses?
One day while I was visiting central park in New York City, sitting on a bench and minding my business, the view of nature started to captivate me. As I sat on that bench I began to hear the sound of many birds whistling & car horns ringing. I observed the short grass and marveled at the tall trees, whose leaves just couldn’t seem to stay attach. The warm sun rays beat on my face, yet a cool breeze safely countered its effect. Nature being itself! Birds searching for food, dogs- inquisitive as they are were simply searching. People walking, strolling along with friends and some sitting nearby eating donuts!
What a beautiful earth The Lord has made! All of the creation He has designed. It was not me and certainly not you who wove such a beautiful tapestry and selected the sounds of I hears. Remember: You were hand-crafted, especially-designed and God-breathed with specific plan & purpose.
But wrapped in the middle of this park’s beauty, was a homeless person sleeping on the ground with perhaps every item of his existence tucked under the sheet that covered him.
“Why doesn’t he have a place to sleep?” I thought.
There was also a lot of cars in the street, people flocked the park entrance, vendors were selling, buses touring. But I chose not to look or listen to the noise, boisterous disarray while I sat, but purposefully chose to focused on trees, and the breeze. Birds whistling and warm rays beat on my face. In the midst of nature I hear the whisper- “I love You. I made with a purpose. You were fearfully fashioned to express the beauty and gifts captured deep inside of you.” -Psalm 139:14
While suspended between the “Gotta do’s” and “Done.” Stop. Take a breather.
You might find exactly what you needed in the beauty of God’s earth.