Nature’s Healing Grace
(First appearing in Meditate Like A Girl)
We’ve always done lots of hiking as a family here in beautiful West Michigan. Every time out we see something fascinating. I love that nature gives us moments to pause. Moments to celebrate.
Shattered, I often took long walks to piece myself back together. The most healing place for me was the wetlands by our house. Amazingly, a Great Blue Heron started visiting the wetlands. We had never seen it there before.
Most days I walked at the wetlands I would find the heron fishing. I would watch it and sometimes it would watch back. I felt loved. I felt connected. I knew despite all that happened, God cared for me. He sent a reminder of that love in the form of a Great Blue Heron.