Ahhhh, the backwoods... Also known as Heaven on Earth to many. The place where many people (country and city folk alike), can find peace and solitude. A place where many can find rest, for their restless souls.
Often times in the midst of this rat race we call life, we can find ourselves chasing after many a things that this world has to offer. Most of which, never seem to satisfy our soul. At least not like we had originally thought and ultimately they all leave us wanting even more. We work more, so we can have more, only to do it all over again. We eventually find ourselves chasing our tail in a very unsatisfying and unfulfilling cycle. A cycle that takes a great toll on our bodies and even those around us. Worse than that, is that many of us have even convinced ourselves that this is the way it is and that this life is just a miserable series of cycles, that we just have to endure and try to survive.
But just as God breathed life into Adam, the wilderness breeze is God’s breath of life to me. As I stand in the solitude of God’s creation, I close my eyes and breathe in a deep breath... The cleansing purity of the air, seems to sooth the depths of my soul. As I stand in silence and exhale, this setting seems to always clear my mind of any problems, distractions or worries... It’s just me and my Creator........................ NOTHING ELSE MATTERS.............. NOTHING!
Miles away from the people, the traffic and the business of life... is where my soul is renewed, replenished and restored. All right here... in the backwoods.