Blue Ridge Getaway

“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul alike.” ― John Muir

I can’t stress enough how perfect God’s timing is. The few days I spent in the mountains this week reminded me of just that. Sometimes we just need to get away from everything to be completely emotionally vulnerable with God. With the hustle and bustle of our day-to-day lives, we forget that God speaks so clearly to us in silence.

I fortunately had that chance to, and it was in the most opportune time. I physically felt God’s love through the beauty of His creation, from the strong sighing winds to admiring the blue mountains and the clear, starry night sky. I wept at the beauty. I stood in awe of His goodness. During my last night, I sat on the patio feeling so small compared to the vastness of the land and sky. My heart was healed. Once my retreat in the mountains concluded, I remembered that there was so much more beyond the pain from that previous week. The immensity of God’s creation reminded me that He has my life under complete control and that I need to be at peace with that, no matter how difficult the circumstances. The moments I spent listening deeply to His soft voice through the marvelous creation set before me and being completely vulnerable allowed me see my life from His eyes. I was at peace, again. I am at peace. I know He’s watching over me.

In Christ’s peace,
Fatima

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