In the city
For most of us, living and working in the city is a necessity. It provides opportunities to make money for a living. Thus, it is in the city where countless people of different backgrounds, cultures and personalities can be found. Undoubtedly, the city is a mature ground to spread the love of God. No wonder why Matthew 9:35 tells us that Jesus spent most of His ministry in the cities and villages.
“And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction.”Matthew 9:35 ESV
Outside the city
But after a busy day of serving the needs of the people by healing and preaching, Mark 11:19 tells us that Jesus and His disciples went out of the city when the sun sets. That was the same day when Jesus cleansed the temple, turning it back from a marketplace to a place of worship. Indeed, after a day’s work, the weight of stress and physical labor will surely creep in and toil us out.
God’s wondrous healing of nature
What’s outside the city that compels us to go every once in a while? The natural wonders of God’s creation are for our rejuvenation, recreation, and healing. In the creation week, God made nature first before human beings. He prepared our dwelling place (planet earth) before putting us into place. God’s perfect way of planning shows His intelligent love for us.
In the video below, Hannah Roque, a grade six student from Adventist Ekamai School, puts it this way:
“Man’s inborn connection and attraction to God’s creation are examples of our longing to be forever connected to our Creator.”
“This is why when we feel lonely and stressed by the busy world around us, we should take time to look at the sky, the sea and the beautiful natural land that surround us.”
Hannah added this as she shares their family getaway in the Island of Lantau in Hong Kong:
“Amidst the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong, this experience is refreshing to the senses as it allows one to reconnected to the wonders of God’s creation.”
It is now our time to acknowledge God’s goodness through His creation. Let us spend time outdoors and use the gadgets we have to share our experiences and insights from God’s creation.
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Where will you go this weekend and the coming holidays?