“What a wildly wonderful world, God!
You made it all, with Wisdom at your side,
made earth overflow with your wonderful creations.” Psalm 104:24
I’ve made it through the transition from the river where I spent six months to the desert–my home for the next half year. While at the river I felt my soul being filled with gladness–a peace I’ve never felt before. I didn’t want to leave and go back to the barren desert. Yet, less than two weeks later, the desert has it grips on me again. It is not barren at all. There is life even in the dusty desert floor with different types of animals unknown to Pennsylvania. There are fewer trees here with the brilliant fall colors from the forests of oak, hickory, and maple, but they have character and serve a purpose for the birds and the shade they provide.
I have discovered that I have a chameleon-type characteristic, as I tend to adapt quite well to all environments and while there believe it is the best place on Earth–except for the fourteen months I lived with my family in the panhandle of Texas. When I’m back home in Iowa, I become excited about the farms and enjoy watching the crops grow. If we open our eyes and hearts to God’s creation, we’ll discover all the jewels of creation.
Thank you, God, for blessing me with a nomad spirit. Amen.