Excitement danced along my muscles as we approached the trail in the rainforest. True to its name, the rain made a pattering of its own marching on my plastic poncho. That was a boon for this desert girl to be walking in the rain forest in the rain. The treasure of varieties of green green everywhere refreshed my soul.
Fun filed adventure came with the trail of many sized rocks turning every which way and slippery with mud. Thankfully our guide had provided sturdy walking sticks which hoisted me up higher rock steps along the narrow trail, and generally secured my every stride.
Ancient trees twisted and gnarled
observed our passage with keen eyes. Some formed huts and arches for our amazement and photo ops!
Breathing in the soft wet air brought joy to every inhalation. All the verdant foliage filled my whole being with peace and joy. The hike itself was a great challenge and brought satisfaction of its own. What can I say? It was a wonderful experience.
As I look back it’s almost a dream~ one I can live again and again. I can see how our mighty Creator God fashioned our world for beauty and for lessons. We walked muddy stone filled trails that could be dangerous, but our walking stick's sturdy support kept us securely upright.
God Himself offers to be our walking stick though life. He supports us along treacherous paths both physical and mental.
Have you seen God as a sturdy walking stick through difficult trials? Care to share?