Spring is here the weather is finally getting nice. The first cutting of the grass has happened and the lawn furniture has been put out for the season. One of my favorite things about this time of year is seeing neighbors again, as they are out walking and biking. This really is a great time of year of year as we awaken from the long winter and venture outside.
A couple of weeks ago on my Facebook status, I asked the question "Where do you like to walk?" It was great to hear the responses from family and friends. Some mentioned early morning when the neighborhood is just waking up, others said walking with their sweetheart, and one mentioned just walking around the small town that they live in as it reminds them of the many people in their lives and the blessings that they are to them.
There is something about taking a walk it takes our mind off the worries and concerns of the day. We have time to think and reflect. We see things that we often miss as we go about our daily routines and walking helps us stay healthy. Walking can also be a time of prayer, spending time with God and seeing firsthand his creation.
One of my favorite Bible verses is Psalm 46:10 "Be still and know that I am God!"
As we awake from our winter hibernation and see God's creation come to life we can give thanks to God for the gift of a walk and for knowing that God walks alongside of us.
Reflections, a mini-sermon written by Minot and area clergy, will appear each Saturday in The Minot Daily News. Clergy interested in writing a mini-sermon should contact Religion Editor Loretta Johnson at 857-1952 or Debbie Sandvold at 857-1950. The toll-free number is 1-800-735-3229.