To be ministered to by wildlife and wild spaces is a special experience indeed.
My experience tells me that each of us possesses a deep-seeded mental, emotional, psychological, and spiritual
need to be ministered to by the beauty of wildlife and wild spaces; to be
brought into community with this diverse community of life.
As the song of the
black-throated green warbler resonates with my own heart strings I feel at home in the forest. As I lock eyes with a red fox in the solitude of the deep woods something new is awakened within me. The iridescent coloration of the tiger beetle is a shade of green I don't think I've seen anywhere else.
a God-ordained relational space within me that revels in this kinship with the
land and all who call it home. As I discover a space of belonging here among
wildlife and wild spaces it brings comfort to my soul knowing that I myself
have not become fully domesticated.
Thank God that there is wildness in me as I am inspired to explore farther and deeper; all the while celebrating that the Spirit of God has set my heart
ablaze with love for all that has life. What began as a small
spark many years ago has become a blazing wildfire that just may engulf the
landscape of my whole heart. By the grace of God may it be so.