CREATION IS A BOOK THAT EVERYONE CAN READ
Originally published by Ashley Denton in Shout! Outdoor Lifestyle Magazine
Creation is a book that everyone can read. Whether you are able-bodied, illiterate, blind, deaf, or mute… everyone can experience the awe-inspiring aspects of God’s intelligent design in His Creation. My story begins with growing up in the mountains of Colorado roaming the forest at age five and going on multi-day backpacking trips at age 12. The smells, sounds, and sights of the wilderness engrained in my soul at an early age that there was a God and that He must be good. After realizing my need for Jesus Christ in high school, that awareness of a Creator transformed into reverent worship of a Loving Heavenly Father. Today I still work with youth and one of the sharpest and most effective edges of our ministry is outdoor adventure.
ADVENTURE IN THE OUTDOOR IS INHERENTLY GOOD
Adventure in the outdoors is inherently good because it puts us in a place to be still and know that there is a God (see Psalm 46:10). Wilderness experiences are incredibly valuable for spiritual formation because the Bible clearly demonstrates that God created the wilderness to be a special place for soul transformation…