June 26, 2022
Out There / In Here
Do you remember what you saw when you gazed upon creation this morning? Do you remember how you felt? Do you remember a moment over the last few weeks when on a walk, or gazing out your window, if you saw something or heard something or smelled something that made you come alive, maybe even start singing? “Then sings my soul, my savior God, to thee, how great thou art, how great thou art!” It happened to me on a hike at Mohawk Trail State Forest, after a nearly vertical climb that left me breathless at moments. I crested the hill to see grand pine trees stretching out in the valley below me, to hear the sounds of bird call, to smell the sweet dank forest floor. And in that moment, without a thought, I burst into song, singing “How Great Thou Art.” And right there, Psalm 19 would have said Amen. You should. Of course you should. You should all the time.