LORD, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth! Psalm 8:1
One of the simple joys in my life is camping. My wife and I throw a tent, sleeping bags and stove (and Grover) in the back of the car and we explore a place we haven’t been to before, or visit a favourite from the past. Very seldom are we disappointed.
At least two things occur on these short trips. One, we are re-enamoured with God’s creation. We are reminded of the beauty, variety and uniqueness of our surroundings. Overseas guests often imagine kangaroos hopping down the main street. The fact is, many of us don’t see them out side of zoos and animal parks or as road kill on the side of a country highway. To wake up in the morning and have kangaroos grazing around the tent is quite special.
The other key event, is our re-connection with God. We take the time to read Scripture and pray in these special surroundings and to reflect on creation as we walk. Again, we are never disappointed. God revitalises and renews our spirits. Every time we come back home we have a renewed appreciation of God and His creation.
With David we can declare, “Oh Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth.”