Fields and Forests

445440CF-CD16-41CE-9E23-168AEFC46643There is just something special about a field. It’s a place where creatures find sustenance, where wildflowers burst forth in colorful bloom, and where you can see across the horizon to what lies beyond.

And then there’s the forest, where wildlife find refuge, where cool breezes blow, and where there’s relief from the summer sun as it beats down.

When you see field and forest together, it’s absolutely beautiful, like in this lovely part of Yellowstone National Park. God’s Presence is so real here, and His creation seems to rise up in praise to Him.

“Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them; let all the trees of the forest sing for joy.” Psalm 96:12.

If the fields and all that is in them can be jubilant, how much more can I, purchased and redeemed by the precious Son of God, praise and exalt His holy Name? If the trees of the forest can sing for joy, how much more can I, the recipient of God’s love, forgiveness, grace, and mercy, glorify the One who has given me all good things? It would be a shame for me to let that which is not a professor and possessor of Christ worship Him more sufficiently. May the field and forest be reminders to me of the joy of living for God’s glory.

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