There is a bend in the Elbow River as it winds through the Canadian Rockies. Above that bend is a cave, and in that cave I often used to sit alone. When my wife Cathy and I lived in Canada, raising two small children and pastoring a church, I would go there to think and pray, but mostly I was waiting.
I was waiting for God to re-orient me. In the craziness of everyday life, it was easy to forget that He was in control. He was the leader, and I was the follower. He was the parent, and I was His child. Being in nature, where God so effortlessly displayed His creativity and power, put my life back in its proper perspective.
Maintaining a heavenly orientation—one fixed on God’s sovereignty and love instead of the details of our daily circumstances—is one of the great challenges of the Christian faith. It’s important for us to seek out experiences that keep drawing us out of the shell of our own fear and busyness to reflect on God’s greatness.
God’s creation does that for me. So does spending time with His people behind bars. His extraordinary activity in the lives of prisoners and their families keeps me from forgetting who’s in charge. Have you ever been into prison with us? Have you wondered about volunteering? Visit www.prisonfellowship.org/get-involved today to find out more. I promise you one thing: You’ll get much more than you give