One of my favorite places in the world is actually only about an hour from home! Left Hand Canyon is Northwest of Boulder, Colorado and as you are headed North, is indeed a left handed canyon!
There is a small river/ big creek that runs from the mountains down through the canyon. Yes, Left Hand Creek! Back some years ago there was a rumor of gold being found there in the distant past. Recently, I witnessed modern day Gold Panners trying to find a forgotten nugget or two. It is also a destination for anglers and picnickers alike.
I have many favorite places along the creek. One in particular allows me to sit on a huge rock creekside. Have you ever just sat quietly for hours beside a mountain stream? It’s the next thing to heaven. The constant changing sound of a swift running stream hitting the now smooth rocks is the most peaceful place to be. I have a couple things in particular that I like to do while I am there.
Nature is God’s amazing creation and gift to us to reconnect with Him. He created man, earth and all the world in six days. When I spend time creekside, there’s no way to keep thinking about and analyzing my everyday life. Creation is part of the Creator and listening and watching the water is like answered prayer. I don’t have to do a thing except receive the gift of sanctuary. Some call it Shalom or peace.
My word is sanctuary. My secret place away from the madding crowds and daily race of the would be rats. Water is amazing in its quality to heal physically and emotionally and spiritually! I have things in life like most(some unlike most) that bring the need to get away, forget it all and find sanctuary. I love to sing and write and take hikes in my special place. When I am in creation, I am able to begin again with a fresh start, new beginning and recharged batteries.
When I am in my secret place, it’s all just water under the bridge!
May God Bless You Richly this Day and Always!