Church was at Rye Preserve today. It’s not a premier outdoor venue. There are limited facilities. The pavilion is old. The bathhouse is a little rustic. Several of the “trails” are really fire-breaks and utility roads. There is no manicured lawn. The grass is patchy with many bare areas and lots of weeds. There is a dead tree standing among moss laden, scrubby brush. But, there is much of the 145 acres that is completely untouched.
A couple of us arrived early for prayer. As is our custom, we discussed some of our prayer concerns – people, circumstances, needs. But there was constant distraction. Nature is noisy!
It’s so easy to tune out the glory that is evident in the world Glory created. We chase after the distractions as if they are the main intent while completely ignoring the main event. What a waste. All God has displayed goes practically unseen.
Familiarity truly does breed contempt!
This time, our prayer consisted of praise and thanksgiving. May I learn how to “in everything give thanks.”