I’ve really enjoyed Mark Batterson’s Blog – Evotional.com – over the past couple of weeks since a friend brought him up. Recently, Mark traveled to Rome with his wife (not a bad gig!) and he has blogged on it a bit, but what I enjoyed most of Mark’s post-trip blog posts was his thoughts/insights on A Theology of Travel. Being an individual who travels a fair amount (and loves it!) I really enjoyed this post, here is a portion:
Long before Adam and Eve were banished from the Garden of Eden, God told them to fill the earth. It was an invitation to explore His creation! Think about it. Everything outside Eden was terra incognita–unknown territory. Planet Earth was untamed, uninhabited, undiscovered. They could travel 24,859 miles in any direction and discover mountains and deserts and jungles and oceans. There was 196,949,970 square miles to explore. God’s creation. Humankind’s playground.
I can’t agree more with Mark’s insights. As I’ve had the opportunity to travel I found that I have a deeper appreciation and a larger picture of who God is! There is something about playing in creation and interacting with people who are very different from you and I, but still created in the image of God, that blows my view of a little God up! Czech out the rest of the blog post, click here.