He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness For His name's sake.
When Tolstoy tired, he would plow barefooted, and the feel of dirt on his feet was therapeutic. In nature, there’s a link between “earthy things” like green pastures, still waters and a restored soul. The natural mirrors spiritual truth. God’s green pastures silence the cacophony of Babylon. His still waters outsparkle the world’s muddy gutter streams. In Him, the mind is free to roam the broad pastures of His truth, the emotions soothed by the rippleless waters, and the will refocused on His paths of righteousness. Nature beckons us to God, not to itself.
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