[Originally published as From the Deepest Wilderness to the Most Crowded Cities]
The great thing about enjoying birds is that we can experience that joy just about anywhere we go! Even if we’re shut indoors at a meeting or conference, we can simply pick the seat next to the window and find our avian friends.
In his chapter in the book Good Birders Still Don’t Wear White, author and birder Noah Strycker wrote,
The beauty of birds is that they are everywhere, from the deepest wilderness to the most crowded inner cities.
And the great thing about being a Christian is that we can engage with our Creator anywhere we are! Whether we are admiring his handiwork on a nature hike, lifting up his name in organized worship, or slipping into a closet during a stressful day at work to call upon his name, our God is ever-present.
In the book of Psalms, David wrote,
If I go up to heaven, you are there; if I go down to the grave, you are there. If I ride the wings of the morning, if I dwell by the farthest oceans, even there your hand will guide me, and your strength will support me. Psalm 139:8-10
Just like the birds, “from the deepest wilderness to the most crowded cities,” our God is there!