Saturday, October 1, 2011
Peace Like a River
Thanks to my guest blogger last week, you know where I spend most mornings: trotting down the trail along the Arkansas River near our home.
The river is a seasonal host, rushing past in summer, swollen with snow melt and churning red or brown. But now it has laid itself down for autumn and whispers by, laughing only in the rocky shallows or at the bulwark of the bridges.
"We made it,” the waters declare. “We made it over the rocks. They didn't stop us. Praise the Lord!"
If I could truly decipher the voice of nature, would I hear it speak in such a way that praises its creator? What a beautiful declaration—one to which I should add my own voice. But that’s not what usually happens when I’m dashed against a boulder blocking my way.
If you doubt that nature praises Him, read Psalm 148. You can almost hear the water singing.
Maybe that’s the secret to the peace I find at the river—praising God in all things.
Even when I’m pressed against the rocks.