Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in . . .  (John Muir, 19th-20th century American naturalist)

Muir continues, “. . . where Nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike.” Naturalists like Muir continually plead for people to take advantage of God’s creation, to admire its beauty and to take time to meditate in its glory. It not only honors God, but it refreshes the soul to get away from the busyness of life and spend quiet time in reflection.

I will meditate on your majestic, glorious splendor and your wonderful miracles (Psalm 145:5).