Meeting with God on the Side of the Road

Anyone who knows me knows I love to travel on back roads. Over the last few years, back roads have become much more calming. The additional time does not matter to me. I adjust my schedule accordingly so I can enjoy my travel. I spend a good bit of time on the road, but I didn’t think I would meet with God on the side of the road a few days ago.

As I shared in a recent post, life has been a bit hectic for me as I started a new job in August. In addition to that, I pastor a small church and am husband and dad to a good sized family. Overwhelmed is an understatement. As I was returning home on Sunday evening, I decided to pull over on the side of Highway 11 near Pickens, South Carolina to talk to the Lord while I gave upon His majestic creation. They created a nice little place for about 5 cars to park. I sat on one of the two benches and just quieted my heart.

As I wrap up this post, I want to end with the lyrics to stanza 2 of “How Great Thou Art” along with a picture of the beauty I saw as I poured my heart out to the Lord. I pray that you will take some time out this week to “behold the beauty of the Lord”.

When thru the woods and forest glades I wander
And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees,
When I look down from lofty mountain grandeur
And hear the brook and feel the gentle breeze,

Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Thee;
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!
Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Thee;
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!

9 thoughts on “Meeting with God on the Side of the Road

  1. Matthew, this is beautiful! One of my favorite hymns! What a stunning place to pull over and reflect on God’s grandeur. My prayers are with you as you lead your flock~the church and your family. You’re such an encouragement! Blessings to you and yours!

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      1. Thanks, Matthew. I need he encouragement right now as it seems things are changing a bit and not for the better. The hymn is one of my favorite and I chose it as the final hymn for my father’s funeral 23 years ago. God bless you for you contributions on Twitter also that I follow regularly.

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