By Jeannette Doran
I have always loved the wild of nature. As a small child I would run off to an empty space surrounded with lush foliage to my secret hiding place and would occupy myself for long stretches returning with a heart filled with joy and peace.
This sacred space amidst the greening filled me with a serenity I’ve never forgotten.
My last year of college I listened with awe as my roommate described the in creditable beauty of the Chiapas jungle where she had spent the previous summer. My desire to go there grew over the coming year and I overcame many obstacles to track over hills created by jungle growth the coming summer. I went seeking God’s presence in the vast cathedral-like splendor of the tropical jungle.
I was not disappointed in my time spent there; it truly prepared me for my life choices.
The wilderness in the wild centers one guiding us to make wise decisions.