Natural Wisdom in The Bible...
March 22, 2007 4:34am CST
When Jesus taught us about the Kingdom of God, he invited us to consider the nature: lilies, grass of the field, cloud, fig tree, and so on. It's intersting to me. My country is agricultural one. My father is a farmer. I spent my childhood in the farming area near my house. I'm proud of being a farmer's child. It's no difficulties to understand the teaching of the Kingdom of God. There are many wisdom I've learned from the field and nature. I have no idea if I grew up in the jungle of buildings in town. Any sharing on this subject?
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24 Mar 07
I agree wholeheartedly with you. I feel so much closer to God if I am outside in nature. I spent a lot of time on two farms my parents owned when I was a little boy, but the setting where I feel closest to God is in the mountains--the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia, actually--when I am a little ways up and breathing the fresh air and looking down on the countryside below. Anybody else got some spots where they really feel the presence of our dear Lord--how about on an ocean beach with the wind howling, the sun shining and waves crashing?
26 Mar 07
Thanks, Murrdog... Mountains offer us a good place to meditate on the glory of our Lord. I the Bible high place is an analogy of holy ground. I like mountains too. My grandparents live in Menoreh Mountains (Jogjakarta, Central Java, Indonesia), about 6 km away west direction from my village.