Writers are scavengers—we gather scraps and pieces together and turn them into stories.
I found these things as we did a scavenger hunt and free-write at writing group.
God is amazing how he gives us this beautiful world to live in. We see these kinds of common objects in nature, and sometimes they’re just there in the background and we don’t take notice of them. He creates such a huge variety of shapes, colors and textures.
The pine cone is rough and uneven. It reminds me how the Lord loves us even though we have bumps and ridges.
A vibrant green leaf is full of new life and moisture. This makes me think of how we come alive with Jesus and he gives us living water and gifts.
Wood chips are chiseled from a big piece of wood. They bear resemblance of the tree in some ways but had to be shaped to be useful. In the playground they enable children to play each day.
The stone was smoothed by flowing water in the creek. This is like the way we are fashioned by the living waters of the Holy Spirit when he develops our gifts.
A crooked stick reminds me of how we are not perfect but the Lord uses us. Even though I have my own bent and don’t look like others, I have unique characteristics and can be used for his good purposes.
These yellow leaves are cracked and crumbling. This makes me think of how we sometimes go through a dry and parched land but God is there to revive us again.
Take notice when you’re walking outside this summer, and ask God to speak to you through nature.