Yesterday afternoon Rachel was in downtown Goshen when she fell and injured her left knee. She will learn the extent of the injury on Tuesday. She is at home in bed giving her body a rest. Today when I visited her she gave me the thoughts below prepared for a devotional at the recent Stoltzfus family reunion at The Nature Place in Colorado:
We have greeted this morning with wonder and gladness,
Filled with gratitude for the rugged beauty
of this wilderness cathedral.
We are in a wilderness
This wilderness packaged for our comfort here–
Here at The Nature Place.
We gaze around us and recognize ourselves
and all of our Stoltzfus family
as part of a much larger family
of creatures and constellations,
vegetation and vistas.
You, the creative energy that brought all of us into being:
we praise you.