Yesterday I hiked around Max Patch with a friend while I’ll admit yesterday wasn’t the picture-perfect day to be at the top of a mountain standing on a grassy bald, I think it was where I needed to be. It was cold, windy and gray. As I looked out I could see the outline of mountains all around me and could feel Gods presence as the wind blew around and thru me.

As I stood  and took the view in I said this prayer:

God, help me to take a wide view of my life. Help me to see where you are at work and the things I need to change about myself. God, our creator, thank you for the gift of mountains and the ability to stand at the top, get perspective and listen to you. Speak God, for I am listening and willing… Amen.

May we all take time to get perspective and listen.