One day’s exposure to mountains is better than a cartload of books. (John Muir, 19th-20th century Scottish American naturalist)

Muir was certainly not against reading; he wrote books promoting the National Parks. In fact, he was sometimes called “the Father of National Parks.” He also said, “Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.” Following his challenge, we would once again appreciate God’s creation and marvel at its beauty.

The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship. Day after day they continue to speak (Psalm 19:1-2).