When I was a child, one of my favorite experiences of the summer was going to church camp at Luther Park in Danbury, Wisconsin.
One of the most memorable experiences was the time set aside for reading our Bible. I would find a place where I could be all alone: in the woods, somewhere in the sunlight, or even in a spot shaded by clouds. When I was alone with my Bible at camp, I learned about the God of Creation, and I was renewed. I learned God was a loving God, and God’s world was a beautiful creation.
Recently, my life has been hectic. I needed to find a place where I could go and renew myself and my relationship with God. Have you ever noticed how God connects the dots in your life?
I found sanctuary back in the place where I found sanctuary as a child. I parked my camper at Luther Park in Danbury. There, again, I found a peaceful place to sit outside in God’s beautiful creation to read, study, observe nature, and be renewed.
This message is excerpted from “Where is your sanctuary?” by Nancy Giddings from the July 16, 2015, blog of the Women of the ELCA.
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