Saturday, June 11, 2005

Communing with creation

There is more to Grand Marais, Minnesota than stopping by the Beaver House for lures and ammunition before heading up the Gunflint Trail into the Boundary Waters area. There's getting up at 5:00 in the morning to enjoy the sunrise on the harbor. Call me a party animal, but there's something about experiencing God's creation totally undisturbed ... the soft breeze, the haunting cry of loons, the gentle lapping of waves on the rocks. It makes me thankful to be a part of this marvelous, wonderful creation.

Click on photo to enlarge. Copyright 2005 James Jordan
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Daldianus said...

And make you thank God that you were born here and not in Sudan ... ;)

James said...

Excellent point. It's easy to be thankful when living a life of ease here in the U.S as compared to the rest of the world. Although sometimes the good stuff we have here instills an entitlement mentality that dulls us to what's really important until we stand on a lakeshore at 5:00 a.m. and see it first hand.

I'm also told by folks who have gone overseas that Christians in other lands put us Americans to shame in the thankfulness department. They get it.