Several weeks ago when we were camping early in the morning I went out on the hillside. I went to an open spot where I could see a full meadow open into a canyon to see the day be born. In the early morning light I sat there counting my blessing of living so close to these beautiful mountains. This seemed to be the world at it’s perfection. This was one of God’s most beautiful creations, and in this idyllic setting He did not seem far away. It seemed as though my soul had been restored, that I had a new found energy to go back to my daily duties and I recalled these lines from the 23rd Psalm:
“He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake” (Ps.23:2-3)
Not only did I receive this peace from the beauty of the mountains around me but from the security of knowing that God lives and from the testimony of His work upon the earth. It is not where but who and how. That great psalm tells us that God restores our souls. This happens when we come to know the Savior through keeping his commandments and serving him.
The challenge is to create a layout about a time when the Lord restored your soul or a layout pertaining to these scriptures Psalm 23:2-3.
I have a photo of these mountains and my journaling reads:
In this beautiful setting God did not seem far away. In this beautiful scene, so peaceful, so restful, it seemed as though my soul had been restored. Psalm 23:2-3