Rising at 4:30 am to explore a national park has benefits. Wildlife viewing is one of them. We had always looked for animals while visiting the parks, but they were always elusive, until our May 2018 Road Trip to a multitude of national parks and monuments.
On this trip, we wanted to catch the sunrise in a variety of places. We caught more than that – a lot more. Moose, river otters, and elk in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. Bison, wild ponies, and prairie dogs in Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Antelope and deer in Wind Cave National Park. And these beautiful bighorn sheep in Badlands National Park, who think the road is a pathway just for them early in the morning. They were not one bit afraid of us, so we were able to see them up close and often.
Seeing wildlife in their natural habitat is such an awesome occasion, and it’s a reminder of God’s goodness towards every creature. He has considered their every need and richly provided.
“This is what the Sovereign LORD says: ‘I myself will search for my sheep and look after them.’” Ezekiel 34:11.
Have you ever met the Good Shepherd, the Sovereign Lord? He loves you, and He has come to rescue you.
Where are you today? Are you in a valley of loneliness and isolation? Have you been mistreated, persecuted, abused? Or perhaps you have done these things to others? Maybe you are living in rebellion, with no care for God’s love and plan for your life. You may be heartbroken, trying to pick up the pieces of brokenness – broken relationships and broken dreams.
Wherever you are, the Sovereign Lord knows, and He loves you. He says in this verse that He will look after you. He will put the pieces of your shattered life back together. He is always for you, and never against you, and just like He tends to the sheep in the wilderness, He wants to take care of you.