Hi from Shenzhen, China.
Do you see that patch of trees way down there? This is the view from my bedroom window. Those trees have been my sanctuary and gym in these months of isolation in China. In a neighborhood that is addicted to building skyscrapers, I thank God for what I lovingly refer to as: My Tiny Little Park. I run and pray there just about every day. Four loops around MTLP running (slowly I might add), four loops of prayer: Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Requests. Good for the body, good for the soul.
In these days the world must become our sanctuary. With houses of worship closed, the onus is on each one of us to personally turn our eyes to God and meet with Him. And when we draw near to God, He draws near to us.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”Philippians 4:6-7
Shalom, friends. With love from China.
Heidi Olson hosts the Spiritual Waimai Podcast