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Thursday, January 25, 2007

I am truly blessed to see God in the ordinary. Living in the city for almost 41 years has made me miss the small wonders of nature that are everywhere. The pace of life speeds along so fast that the time for noticing nature’s beauty slips away.

My recent trip to the province which took 10 hours by land gave me this chance to pause and pay attention to what a blessing the simple life provides. As our bus went through mountains, valleys, hills, plateaus and rivers, I was awakened to the presence of God himself. The awareness moved me gently and naturally towards the simpler life I desired.

As I toured the different beautiful sites of Tuguegarao, I was able to feel the delicate symmetry of a leaf, the rough shaggy bark of an old old tree and the velvety texture of flowers that do not grow in my area. It allowed me to smell too the fragrance of peonies and the clean scent of grass.

Thank you again God. The experience has indeed nourished my soul and has made nearer to You. I will try to do this more often.

 
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11 Comments:


  • At 1/25/2007 8:21 PM, Anonymous Debbie

    Viamaria this touched me so in that I can feel God so much more through your words. I know exactly the feeling you had. I experience it each time Hubby and I go to visit a new waterfall. I love to see nature big and small and realize just how great God is for all he has given us to tend to on this Earth.

    Blessing to you!

     
  • At 1/25/2007 8:23 PM, Blogger The Mistress of the Dark

    Beautiful post. Nature has a way of waking you up to the beauty that God creates.

     
  • At 1/25/2007 9:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous

    Thank you for visiting my site. I like your thankful list...it is so neat to see people around the world thanking the Lord for many things. Have a great day/or should I say night. :)

     
  • At 1/25/2007 9:32 PM, Anonymous eph2810

    It is so awesome that you had the time to just see the beauty around you. We are so busy what many things go unnoticed. I hope you took many pictures to share with us over the next weeks to come :)
    Blessings on your day and always...

     
  • At 1/25/2007 9:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous

    You are a blessing.

     
  • At 1/25/2007 9:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous

    Sounds like a wonderful experience! Thanks for sharing. I love when others stop to appreciate nature!

     
  • At 1/25/2007 11:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous

    WOW, that all sounds incredible. I am glad that you were able to experience Him in such a way. What a blessing.

     
  • At 1/26/2007 12:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous

    God has indeed made a beautiful world. I am so glad you were able to revel in it!

     
  • At 1/26/2007 10:42 AM, Anonymous Heather

    Seeing Him in nature is such a blessing. I woke up with a song in my heart reminding me that I can look to the heavens and see His reflection there.

     
  • At 1/26/2007 11:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous

    Sounds like a wonderful experience. You almost made me feel like I was there. Thank you.

    Hugs,
    Connie

     
  • At 1/26/2007 8:02 PM, Anonymous chase

    what a wonderful post! I hope you have a nice weekend and here from Michele!