“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to be outside. Somewhere where they can be alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be, and that God wishes to see happy people, amidst the simple beauty of nature. As long as this exist, and it certainly will, I know that then there will always be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be. And, I firmly believe, that nature brings solace in all troubles,” Anne Frank, The Diary of a young girl.
When I read, what Anne Frank wrote, this writer immediately connected with her experience. Because creation, and nature have always been sources of enduring solace, when circumstances seem overwhelming. They just purify me like an uninterrupted night of sleep.
What’s at work here that brings about such wholesomeness? It’s multiple faceted because it’s the Spirit of God bearing witness that to deny all that the heavens reveal in itself is a sentence of guilt and thus condemnation concerning the redemptive needs of all mortals. For it’s recorded, “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen. Being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse.” (cp, Romans 1:20).
The next facet, we the redeemed experience is the witness of God’s Spirit and we are reinvigorated. “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork. Day unto day utters speech, and night unto night reveals knowledge. There is no speech, nor language, where their voice is not heard. Their line has gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.” (cp. Psalms 19:1-4a).
“In them He has set a tabernacle for the sun, which is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoices like a strong man to run its race. It’s rising is from one end of heaven, and its circuit to the other end, and there is nothing hidden from its heat.” (cp. Psalms 19:4b-6).
“By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.” (cp. Hebrews 11:3).
All such awareness brings about a rejuvenation from stress, and other ills inflicted from being subjected to daily demands encountered daily. For which there is no explainable commentary, because it must be experience. Experienced through the witness of God’s Spirit which dwells in all of us. But is only brought to reality though our redemption by Him.
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